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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
Bangs came twice a day, Hannah sat up at night, Meg kept a telegram in her desk all ready to send off at any minute, and Jo never stirred from Beth's side.
On his mar- riage day the underwear manufacturer had given his daughter five thousand dollars and he promised to leave her at least twice that amount in his will.
All about me giant grasshoppers, twice as big as any I had ever seen, were doing acrobatic feats among the dried vines.
Pontellier had danced twice with her husband, once with Robert, and once with Monsieur Ratignolle, who was thin and tall and swayed like a reed in the wind when he danced, she went out on the gallery and seated herself on the low window-sill, where she commanded a view of all that went on in the hall and could look out toward the Gulf.
Once or twice he was compelled to speak, to command her attention of those he served.
But there was something pitifully small in this old Pyncheon's mode of setting about his commercial operations; it was whispered, that, with his own hands, all beruffled as they were, he used to give change for a shilling, and would turn a half-penny twice over, to make sure that it was a good one.
It is a little remarkable, that -- though disinclined to talk overmuch of myself and my affairs at the fireside, and to my personal friends -- an autobiographical impulse should twice in my life have taken possession of me, in addressing the public.
So I kindled the shavings; helped prop up the innocent little idol; offered him burnt biscuit with Queequeg; salamed before him twice or thrice; kissed his nose; and that done, we undressed and went to bed, at peace with our own consciences and all the world.
Handling the long lance lightly, glancing twice or thrice along its length to see if it be exactly straight, Stubb whistlingly gathers up the coil of the warp in one hand, so as to secure its free end in his grasp, leaving the rest unobstructed.
We stopped once or twice on the road, and just as the sun was going down we reached the town where we were to spend the night.
Yes, and his master was a fine man, and prosperous, and always had a great feast of meat twice in the year, and with it white bread, true wheaten bread; in fact, lived like a lord, so to speak.
Well, I've counted them twice, Aunty, and I can't make but nine.