two·​fold ˈtü-ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio)
: having two parts or aspects
: being twice as great or as many
twofold adverb

Examples of twofold in a Sentence

a twofold increase in spending The aims of the study are twofold.
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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of twofold was in the 13th century

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“Twofold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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two·​fold -ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio)
: twice as great or as many
twofold adverb

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