Definition of twice
- twice absent
- twice two is four
- twice as much
I only wore it twice.
He has rehearsals twice a month.
He twice lost to younger opponents.
We visited them twice in 10 years.
The dictionary has been twice updated since 1993.
I've been there at least twice.
He must be twice her age.
The population is twice that of Canada.
The new one costs about twice as much.
He could earn twice his present salary at the new job.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'twice.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: two times : on two occasions
: doubled in amount or degree
What made you want to look up twice? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ