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Meaning of TWIG

Pronunciation:  twig

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small branch or division of a branch; usually applied to branches of the current or preceding year
  2. [v]  branch out in a twiglike manner; "The lightning bolt twigged in several directions"
  3. [v]  understand, usually after some initial difficulty

TWIG is a 4 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: branchlet, catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, latch on, sprig, tumble
 See Also: apprehend, branch, branch, brier, compass, comprehend, dig, fork, furcate, get the picture, grasp, ramify, savvy, separate, withe, withy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Twig\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Twigged}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Twigging}.] [Cf. {Tweak}.]
    To twitch; to pull; to tweak. [Obs. or Scot.]
  2. \Twig\, v. t. [Gael. tuig, or Ir. tuigim I understand.]
    1. To understand the meaning of; to comprehend; as, do you
       twig me? [Colloq.] --Marryat.
    2. To observe slyly; also, to perceive; to discover. ``Now
       twig him; now mind him.'' --Foote.
             As if he were looking right into your eyes and
             twigged something there which you had half a mind to
             conceal.                              --Hawthorne.
  3. \Twig\, n. [AS. twig; akin to D. twijg, OHG. zwig, zwi, G.
    zweig, and probably to E. two.]
    A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant, of no
    definite length or size.
          The Britons had boats made of willow twigs, covered on
          the outside with hides.                  --Sir T.
    {Twig borer} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of small
       beetles which bore into twigs of shrubs and trees, as the
       apple-tree twig borer ({Amphicerus bicaudatus}).
    {Twig girdler}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Girdler}, 3.
    {Twig rush} (Bot.), any rushlike plant of the genus {Cladium}
       having hard, and sometimes prickly-edged, leaves or
       stalks. See {Saw grass}, under {Saw}.
  4. \Twig\, v. t.
    To beat with twigs.
Computing Dictionary

Tree-Walking Instruction Generator.

A code generator language. ml-twig is an sml/nj variant.

["Twig Language Manual", S.W.K. Tijang, CS TR 120, Bell Labs, 1986].

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A small shoot or branch of a tree or other plant.