Twice meaning

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In two cases or on two occasions; two times.

I rewrote the essay twice.

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Two times as much or as many; twofold; doubly.
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In doubled degree or amount.

Twice as many.

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In a doubled quantity or extent.
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To a doubled degree.
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On two occasions or in two instances.
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Two times.
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(nonstandard, proscribed) Half, used in phrases like twice as less (meaning "half as much").
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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