Meaning of TWICE in English


I. ˈtwīs adverb

Etymology: Middle English twies, twys, from Old English twiges, from twiga, twiwa twice + -es -s; akin to Old English twi- — more at twi-

1. : for a first and second time : on two occasions

twice absent without leave

2. : two times : as multiplied by two : in doubled quantity, amount, or degree

twice two is four

would be guaranteed twice over — Newsweek

- at twice

II. adjective

archaic : twofold

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.