Definitions for: Twice


[adv] two times; "I called her twice"
[adv] to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"



Webster (1913) Definition: Twice, adv. [OE. twies (where the s is the adverbial
ending; see -wards), twie, AS. twiges, twiwa; akin to twi-
(in comp.) two, G. zwie-, OHG. zwi-, Icel. tv[=i]-, L. bi-,
Gr. ?, Skr. dvi-, and E. two. See Two.]
1. Two times; once and again.

He twice essayed to cast his son in gold. --Dryden.

2. Doubly; in twofold quantity or degree; as, twice the sum;
he is twice as fortunate as his neighbor.

Note: Twice is used in the formation of compounds, mostly
self-explaining; as, twice-horn, twice-conquered,
twice-planted, twice-told, and the like.

Synonyms: double, doubly

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