twice definition by Webster's New World
- on two occasions or in two instances
- two times
- two times as much or as many; twofold; doubly
Origin: Middle English twies ; from Old English twiges ; from twiga, twice, akin to twa, two plush -es, genitive singular ending
twice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- In two cases or on two occasions; two times: I rewrote the essay twice.
- In doubled degree or amount: twice as many.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English twiga; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.