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twice

 (twīs)
adv.
1. In two cases or on two occasions; two times: I rewrote the essay twice.
2. In doubled degree or amount: twice as many.

[Middle English, from Old English twiga; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

twice

(twaɪs)
adv
1. two times; on two occasions or in two cases: he coughed twice.
2. double in degree or quantity: twice as long.
[Old English twiwa; related to Old Norse tvisvar, Middle Low German twiges]

twice

(twaɪs)

adv.
1. two times.
2. on two occasions.
3. in twofold quantity or degree.
[before 1150; Middle English twies=twie twice (Old English twige, c. Old Frisian twīa, Old Saxon tuuīo; see twi-) + -s -s1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.twice - two timestwice - two times; "I called her twice"  
2.twice - to double the degreetwice - to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"
Translations
أفْضَل بِمَرَّتَيْنضِعْفمَرَّتانمَرَّتَيْـن
dvakrátdvakrát lepšídvojnásobně
dobbelt så megetto gange
dufoje
kahdesti
bijournalierdeux fois
dvaput
kétszerkétszer annyi
tvisvartvisvar sinnum betritvisvar sinnum meiri
二度
두 번
bis
du kartusdu kartus daugiaudvigubaigerai pagalvoti prieš ką nors darant
divas reizesdivkārt labāksdivreizdivreiz vairāk
dvakrát lepšídvojnásobne
dvakrat
två gånger
สองครั้ง
iki kereiki keziki misliiki katiki katında
hai lần

twice

[twaɪs] ADVdos veces
to do sth twicehacer algo dos veces
twice as much/manydos veces más
twice a weekdos veces a la or por semana
she is twice your ageella tiene dos veces tu edad, es dos veces mayor que tú
twice the sum; twice the quantityel doble
at a speed twice that of sounda una velocidad dos veces superior a la del sonido
A is twice as big as BA es el doble de B, A es dos veces más grande que B
she's twice the woman you arecomo mujer ella vale dos veces lo que
since the operation he is twice the man he wasdespués de la operación vale dos veces lo de antes
to go to a meeting twice weeklyir a una reunión dos veces por semana
he didn't have to be asked twiceno se hizo de rogar, no se lo tuve que pedir dos veces

twice

[ˈtwaɪs] advdeux fois
I knocked on the door twice → J'ai frappé deux fois à la porte.
twice a day → deux fois pas jour
twice a week → deux fois par semaine
twice as much prondeux fois plus; adjdeux fois plus de
twice as much money → deux fois plus d'argent
twice as long → deux fois plus de temps
she is twice your age → elle a deux fois ton âge
to think twice → y réfléchir à deux fois

twice

advzweimal; twice as much/manydoppelt or zweimal so viel/so viele; twice as much breaddoppelt so viel or zweimal so viel Brot, die doppelte Menge Brot; twice as long as …doppelt or zweimal so lange wie …; at twice the speed of soundmit doppelter Schallgeschwindigkeit; she is twice your agesie ist doppelt so alt wie du; twice 2 is 4zweimal 2 ist 4; twice weekly, twice a weekzweimal wöchentlich, zweimal pro Woche; a twice-weekly newspapereine Zeitung, die zweimal wöchentlich erscheint; he didn’t need to be asked twiceda brauchte man ihn nicht zweimal zu fragen; he’s twice the man John iser steckt John in die Tasche (inf); he’s twice the man he waser ist ein ganz anderer Mensch geworden; I’d think twice before trusting him with itihm würde ich das nicht so ohne Weiteres anvertrauen

twice

[twaɪs] advdue volte
twice as much, twice as many → il doppio, due volte tanto
I have twice as many cigarettes as you → ho il doppio delle sigarette che hai tu
there's twice as much wine here as beer → qui c'è vino in quantità due volte superiori alla birra
twice a week → due volte alla settimana
she is twice your age → ha il doppio dei tuoi anni
twice as big → due volte più grande

twice

(twais) adverb
1. two times. I've been to London twice.
2. two times the amount of. She has twice his courage.
3. two times as good etc as. He is twice the man you are.
think twice about (doing) something
to be very careful about considering (doing) something. I wouldn't think twice about sacking him.

twice

مَرَّتَيْـن dvakrát to gange zweimal δις dos veces kahdesti deux fois dvaput due volte 二度 두 번 tweemaal to ganger dwa razy duas vezes дважды två gånger สองครั้ง iki kere hai lần 两次

twice

adv. dos veces;
___ as much, ___ as manyel doble.

twice

adv dos veces; — daily, — a day dos veces al día
References in classic literature ?
As the dawn was breaking the Sambhur belled Once, twice and again
When they prove to you that in reality one drop of your own fat must be dearer to you than a hundred thousand of your fellow-creatures, and that this conclusion is the final solution of all so-called virtues and duties and all such prejudices and fancies, then you have just to accept it, there is no help for it, for twice two is a law of mathematics.
It seemed to Nada, in her madness, that twice the light shone through the hole by the rock, and that was day, and twice it went out, and that was night.
Twice they had attempted to attack this point, but on each occasion had been driven back by grapeshot from the four isolated guns on the hillock.
Twice she put out her hand to take the garment again, and twice she refrained.
And the knock was produced by Mukhorty, who had twice struck the sledge with his hoof.
Twice in that interval I communicated with the lawyers; and twice I was informed that the inquiries had led to nothing.
Bingley had danced with her twice, and she had been distinguished by his sisters.
SOCRATES: But since this side is also of two feet, there are twice two feet?
One day it offered itself to a Truly Good Man, who, after examining the label and finding the price was exactly twice as great as he was willing to pay, spurned the Political Preferment from his door.
Yet somehow I feel depressed when I read it, for I seem now to have grown twice as old as I was when I penned its concluding lines.
So to punish them both, Jupiter granted that each might have whatever he wished for himself, but only on condition that his neighbour had twice as much.