two·​fold | \ ˈtü-ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) , -ˈfōld \

Definition of twofold

1 : having two parts or aspects
2 : being twice as great or as many

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twofold \ ˈtü-​ˈfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) \ adverb

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Examples of twofold in a Sentence

a twofold increase in spending The aims of the study are twofold.
Recent Examples on the Web The benefits are twofold: Some officers with seniority prefer a beat with less action, and rookies get a crash course on all aspects of policing. Megan Cassidy,, "Both SFPD officers recently charged in shootings were rookies. Did inexperience play a role?," 27 Dec. 2020 The differences between McCollum and Simons, however, are twofold. oregonlive, "Still developing Anfernee Simons searches for role within Portland Trail Blazers’ crowded backcourt," 4 Dec. 2020 According to the statement, the consequences will be twofold. Jimmy Quinn, National Review, "Pompeo Declares BDS ‘Anti-Semitic,’ Turns Tables with Funding Cutoff Call," 19 Nov. 2020 His work is twofold: helping veterans understand how to market themselves to corporations and helping corporations see the value in the skills veterans bring to the table. Allison Hatfield, Dallas News, "Veterans looking to successfully transition from service to the civilian workforce have some help," 13 Nov. 2020 The superintendent said initially the decision for the reduced schedule was twofold. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma City School District increasing high school student schedules, keeping close eye on winter sports," 12 Nov. 2020 The impetus behind the effort is twofold -- Not only is more than 90 percent of the shoreline within the county not publicly accessible, but historically high Lake Erie water levels have led to erosion concerns. John Benson, cleveland, "Lakewood Mayor named steering committee member of Cuyahoga County Lakefront Public Access Plan," 29 Oct. 2020 The impact of the coronavirus on world hunger is twofold. David Beasley, Fortune, "Our Nobel Peace Prize win is an honor and a tragedy," 25 Oct. 2020 Billings-Smith, who is both Black and LGBTQ, said the timing of the event is twofold: October is LGBTQ History Month, and the event is three days before Halloween. Susan Dunne,, "‘Community is Love’ portrait event to benefit Connecticut LGBTQ community," 23 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of twofold

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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13 Jan 2021

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“Twofold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of twofold

: twice as much or as many
: having two parts


two·​fold | \ ˈtü-ˌfōld How to pronounce twofold (audio) \

Kids Definition of twofold

: being twice as great or as many

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