twice

adverb \ ˈtwīs \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of twice

1 :on two occasions
  • twice absent
2 :two times :in doubled quantity or degree
  • twice two is four
  • twice as much

Examples of twice in a Sentence

  1. I only wore it twice.

  2. He has rehearsals twice a month.

  3. He twice lost to younger opponents.

  4. We visited them twice in 10 years.

  5. The dictionary has been twice updated since 1993.

  6. I've been there at least twice.

  7. He must be twice her age.

  8. The population is twice that of Canada.

  9. The new one costs about twice as much.

  10. He could earn twice his present salary at the new job.

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Origin and Etymology of twice

Middle English twiges, twies, from Old English twiga; akin to Old English twi-

twice Synonyms

Synonyms
double, doubly, twofold


TWICE Defined for English Language Learners

twice

adverb

Definition of twice for English Language Learners

  • : two times : on two occasions

  • : doubled in amount or degree


TWICE Defined for Kids

twice

adverb \ ˈtwīs \

Definition of twice for Students

:two times
  • He knocked at the door twice.


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