Twice Definition

twīs
adverb
On two occasions or in two instances.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary
In doubled degree or amount.
Twice as many.
American Heritage
Two times as much or as many; twofold; doubly.
Webster's New World

(nonstandard, proscribed) Half, used in phrases like twice as less (meaning "half as much").

Wiktionary
Synonyms:
doubledoubly
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Origin of Twice

  • Middle English from Old English twiga dwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From twi- meaning two or both.

    From Wiktionary

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