Definition of twice in English:

twice

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Pronunciation: /twʌɪs
 
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adverb

1Two times; on two occasions: the earl married twice the tablets should be taken twice a day
More example sentences
  • He won twice at Darley Moor and on several occasions he has picked up the first novice award.
  • He sits down only twice, and takes very occasional sips from a single glass of water.
  • Arthur had also been telephoning Violet at least twice a week for over twelve months.
1.1Double in degree or quantity: I’m twice your age an engine twice as big as the original
More example sentences
  • If the average wage doubles, then we'll all have twice as much to spend on where we live.
  • We are now testing degrees of engagement at a time when we have twice as many people on the books.
  • She used to be an athlete and speaks twice as fast as I can write; she has a racing demon of a voice.

Origin

late Old English twiges, from the base of two + -s3 (later respelled -ce to denote the unvoiced sound); compare with once.

Phrases

be twice the man/woman (that someone is)

Be much better or stronger (than someone): how dare you criticize him, he’s twice the man that you are!
More example sentences
  • You are going to grow up to be twice the man he is.
  • He knew he would always be twice the man his father was.

once bitten, twice shy

see bite.

think twice

see think.

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