Twofold

  • 1 Twofold — Two fold , a. [Cf. {Twifold}.] Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Twofold — Two fold , adv. In a double degree; doubly. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 twofold — O.E. tweofeald; see TWO (Cf. two) + FOLD (Cf. fold) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 twofold — [to͞o′fōld΄] adj. [ TWO + FOLD] 1. having two parts; double; dual 2. having twice as much or as many adv. twice as much or as many …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 twofold — I twofold UK [ˈtuːˌfəʊld] / US [ˈtuˌfoʊld] or two fold UK / US adjective 1) twice as much, or twice as many a twofold increase in cases of meningitis 2) consisting of two parts Our aim is twofold. II twofold UK [ˈtuːˌfəʊld] / US [ˈtuˌfoʊld] or… …

    English dictionary

  • 6 twofold — 1. adjective Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument. some who posit both this cause and besides this the source of movement, which we have got from some as single and from other as twofold …

    Wiktionary

  • 7 twofold — two|fold [ˈtu:fəuld US fould] adj 1.) two times as much or as many of something ▪ a twofold increase in cases of TB 2.) having two important parts ▪ The benefits of the scheme are twofold. >twofold adv ▪ Student numbers have expanded twofold… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 twofold — two|fold1 [ tu,fould ] or two ,fold adjective 1. ) twice as much, or twice as many: a twofold increase in cases of meningitis 2. ) consisting of two parts: Our aim is twofold. twofold two|fold 2 [ tu,fould ] or two ,fold adverb by twice the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 twofold — adjective 1 two times as much or as many of something: a twofold increase in the incidence of TB 2 having two important parts: The reasons for the collapse are twofold. twofold adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 twofold [ˈtuːˌfəʊld] — adj 1) twice as much, or twice as many a twofold increase in the amount of traffic[/ex] 2) consisting of two parts The aim of the campaign is twofold.[/ex] twofold adv …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 11 twofold — [[t]tu͟ːfoʊld[/t]] also two fold ADJ You can use twofold to introduce a topic that has two equally important parts. [FORMAL] The purpose of the ambassador s visit is twofold to step up pressure on the invaders to withdraw peacefully, and to… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 twofold — adjective Date: 13th century 1. having two parts or aspects 2. being twice as great or as many • twofold adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 13 twofold — twofoldness, n. adj. /tooh fohld /; adv. /tooh fohld /, adj. 1. having two elements or parts. 2. twice as great or as much; double. adv. 3. in twofold measure; doubly. [1125 75; ME; see TWO, FOLD] * * * …

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  • 14 twofold — adv. Twofold is used with these verbs: ↑increase …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 twofold — two•fold adj. [[t]ˈtuˌfoʊld[/t]] adv. [[t] ˈfoʊld[/t]] adj. 1) having two elements or parts 2) twice as great or as much; double 3) in twofold measure; doubly • Etymology: 1125–75 two′fold ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 twofold — /ˈtufoʊld/ (say toohfohld) adjective 1. having two elements or parts. 2. twice as great or as much; double. –adverb 3. in twofold measure; doubly. {two + fold} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 twofold — two ► CARDINAL NUMBER ▪ one less than three; 2. (Roman numeral: ii or II.) ● put two and two together Cf. ↑put two and two together ● two by two (or two and two) Cf. ↑two by two …

    English terms dictionary

  • 18 twofold — Synonyms and related words: Janus like, ambidextrous, as much again, bifacial, bifold, biform, bilateral, binary, binate, biparous, bivalent, conduplicate, disomatous, double, double barreled, double faced, doubly, dual, dualistic, dually, duple …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 twofold — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. twice over, duplex, double; see two . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Composed of two parts or things: biform, binary, double, dual, duple, duplex, duplicate, geminate. See PART. 2. Twice as much or as large:… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 twofold — adv. doubly; in a double degree adj. doubled; having two parts …

    English contemporary dictionary