twofold

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twofold \Two"fold'\, adjective [Cf. {Twifold}.] Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Twofold \Two"fold'\, adverb In a double degree; doubly.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

twofold

adverb

1: by a factor of two; "the price increased twofold last year" [syn: {twofold}, {two times}]

adjective

1: 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 [syn: {double}, {dual}, {twofold}, {two-fold}, {treble}, {threefold}, {three-fold}]

2: twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase" [syn: {double}, {doubled}, {twofold}, {two-fold}]


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