Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In two cases or on two occasions; two times.
  • adverb In doubled degree or amount.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Occurring twice.
  • Two times; on two occasions; in two instances.
  • In twofold degree or quantity; doubly.
  • The second time; by or on a second trial, performance, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Two times; once and again.
  • adverb Doubly; in twofold quantity or degree.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Two times.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb to double the degree
  • adverb two times

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, from Old English twiga; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From twi- meaning two or both.

Examples

  • I hadn't realised that C was still in the running though - it may require twice as many LOC, but it's ~twice as popular programmer wise?.

    OpenOffice.org Planet

  • I hadn't realised that C was still in the running though - it may require twice as many LOC, but it's ~twice as popular programmer wise?.

    Planet go-oo

  • I hadn't realised that C was still in the running though - it may require twice as many LOC, but it's ~twice as popular programmer wise?.

    Planet GNOME

  • I hadn't realised that C was still in the running though - it may require twice as many LOC, but it's ~twice as popular programmer wise?.

    Planet SUSE

  • It is evident, therefore, that each year an immense number of birds must perish -- as many in fact as are born; and as on the lowest calculation the progeny are each year twice as numerous as their parents, it follows that, whatever be the average number of individuals existing in any given country, _twice that number must perish annually_, -- a striking result, but one which seems at least highly probable, and is perhaps under rather than over the truth.

    Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3 Zoology

  • It is evident, therefore, that each year an immense number of birds must perish -- as many in fact as are born; and as on the lowest calculation the progeny are each year twice as numerous as their parents, it follows that, whatever be the average number of individuals existing in any given country, _twice that number must perish annually_, -- a striking result, but one which seems at least highly probable, and is perhaps under rather than over the truth.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • Adverting to a project for forming a railway to Woolwich, by which passengers were to be drawn by locomotive engines, moving with twice the velocity of ordinary coaches, the reviewer observed: — “What can be more palpably absurd and ridiculous than the prospect held out of locomotives travelling _twice as fast_ as stagecoaches!

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

  • A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, the all-male talking heads mention her name twice with no evaluation whatsoever of her performance.

    Penelope Andrew: Powell/Pressburger 1943 Classic Conjures Deborah Kerr's Early Artistry and Winston Churchill's Wrath

  • A Profile of The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, the all-male talking heads mention her name twice with no evaluation whatsoever of her performance.

    Penelope Andrew: Powell/Pressburger 1943 Classic Conjures Deborah Kerr's Early Artistry and Winston Churchill's Wrath

  • He hears Josh call his name twice and again the Russian's laughter before he reaches the door and then the light of the street.

    A Bear Hunt in Riga

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