Twire\, n. [Cf. D. tweern, G. zwirn, and E. twine.] A twisted filament; a thread. [Obs.] --Locke.
Webster's Revised


Twire\, v. i. [Cf. MHG. zwieren, E. thwart, and queer.]

1. To peep; to glance obliquely; to leer. [Obs.]

Which maids will twire 'tween their fingers. --B. Jonson.

I saw the wench that twired and twinkled at thee. --Beau. & Fl.

2. To twinkle; to glance; to gleam. [Obs.]

When sparkling stars twire not. --Shak.


Twire\, v. i. To sing, or twitter. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature