twice
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /twaɪs/, [tw̥aɪs]
Adverb

twice (not comparable)

  1. Two times.
    • 1934, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
      Santa Claus is coming to town. / He’s making a list, / And checking it twice, / He’s gonna find out who’s naughty or nice. / Santa Claus is coming to town.
  2. (usually with "as", of a specified quality) Doubled in quantity, intensity, or degree.
    • Thus it appears that if the machine is turning twice as slow as before, there is more than twice the former quantity in the rising buckets; and more will be raised in a minute by the same expenditure of power.
      You can't get anything thinner than a spring shad, unless you take a couple of them, when, of course, they will be twice as thin.
      Both men and women with higher qualifications were twice as less likely to be unemployed than their less qualified counterparts.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: deux fois
  • German: zweimal, doppelt
  • Italian: due volte
  • Portuguese: duas vezes, duplamente
  • Russian: два́жды
  • Spanish: dos veces, doblemente



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