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twofold

(ˈtuːˌfəʊld)
adj
1. (Mathematics) equal to twice as many or twice as much; double: a twofold increase.
2. (Mathematics) made of two parts; dual: a twofold reason.
adv
doubly

two′-fold`



n.
a unit of stage scenery consisting of two flats hinged together.
[1955–60]

two•fold

(adj. ˈtuˌfoʊld; adv. -ˈfoʊld)

adj.
1. having two elements or parts.
2. twice as great or as much; double.
adv.
3. in twofold measure; doubly.
[1125–75]
two′fold`ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.twofold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiestwofold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
2.twofold - twice as great or manytwofold - twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
Adv.1.twofold - by a factor of twotwofold - by a factor of two; "the price increased twofold last year"

twofold

adjective
1. Composed of two parts or things:
2. Twice as much or as large:
Translations
dvojnásobně

twofold

[ˈtuːfəʊld]
A. ADVdos veces
B. ADJdoble

twofold

[ˈtuːfəʊld]
adv
to increase twofold → doubler
adj
[increase] → de cent pour cent
[target, purpose] → doubletwo-handed [ˌtuːˈhændɪd] adj [catch, blow] → avec les deux mainstwo-horse race n
The election was a two-horse race → Dans ces élections, seuls deux des candidats avaient des chances de gagner.two-party [ˌtuːˈpɑːrti] adjbipartitetwo-percent milk n (US)lait m demi-écrémétwo-piece [ˈtuːpiːs] n
(also two-piece suit) (man's)costume m deux-pièces; (woman's)deux-pièces m inv, tailleur m deux-pièces
(also two-piece swimsuit) → deux-pièces m inv, maillot m de bain deux-piècestwo-seater [ˌtuːˈsiːtər] n
(= plane) → biplace m, avion m biplace
(= car) → voiture f à deux places

twofold

[ˈtuːˌfəʊld]
1. adv to increase twofoldaumentare del doppio
2. adj (increase) → doppio/a; (reply) → in due punti
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Ye compass sea and land to make one prose- lyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
In short, she sat, during the first visit, looking at Jane Fairfax with twofold complacency; the sense of pleasure and the sense of rendering justice, and was determining that she would dislike her no longer.
Then the Isosceles classes, asserting that the Specimens were no longer used nor needed, and refusing to pay the customary tribute from the Criminal classes to the service of Education, waxed daily more numerous and more insolent on the strength of their immunity from the old burden which had formerly exercised the twofold wholesome effect of at once taming their brutal nature and thinning their excessive numbers.
When you complied with this twofold request you well knew we did not wish to secure the throne of Louis XVIII.
Always he would beg of us to pay attention to our lessons, on the plea that Petinka was a good son, an exemplary son, a son who was in twofold measure a man of learning; after which he would wink at us so quizzingly with his left eye, and twist himself about in such amusing fashion, that we were forced to burst out laughing.
As soon as they heard it they set about their twofold labour, some to gather the corpses, and others to bring in wood.
Silence, under such circumstances, surprises more than a twofold increase of noise.
The only tears she had so far shed in life were drawn from her by the twofold news of Napoleon's captivity on the "Bellerophon," and Labedoyere's arrest.
Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
The clamor, the songs and demonstrations of all kinds increased twofold, and the whole immense ants' nest of black heads was again in motion.
In fact," pursued Aramis, quietly, "a cardinal, prime minister of France, assisted by the favor and by the countenance of his Most Christian Majesty the King of France, a cardinal to whom the king his master lends the treasures of the state, his army, his counsel, such a man would be acting with twofold injustice in applying these mighty resources to France alone.
But he and Katharine were alone together, aloft, splendid, and luminous with a twofold radiance.