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This page has 7 definitions of twofold in English and Middle English. Twofold is an adjective and adverb. Examples of how to use twofold in a sentence are shown. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

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English twofold definition

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    Cardinal: two
    Ordinal: second
    Latinate ordinal: secondary
    Adverbial: two times, twice
    Multiplier: twofold
    Latinate multiplier: double
    Distributive: doubly
    Collective: both, pair, twosome
    Greek or Latinate collective: dyad
    Greek collective prefix: di-, duo-
    Latinate collective prefix: bi-
    Multiuse collective: doublet, couple, couplet
    Fractional: half
    Greek prefix: deutero-
    Number of musicians: duo, duet, duplet

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Etymology

PIE word
*dwóh₁

From Middle English twofold, from Old English twēofeald. Equivalent to two +‎ -fold; cognate to Icelandic tvöfalt and Dutch tweevoudig.

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Adjective

twofold (not comparable)

  1. Double; duplicate; multiplied by two.
    The wheat produced a twofold harvest.
  2. Having two parts, especially two different parts.
    a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument
    • 1874, Ernest Myers (transl.), The Extant Odes of Pindar, translated into English, Pythian Ode III, page 65.
      Had I but landed there and brought unto him a twofold joy, first golden health and next this my song of triumph to be a splendour in his Pythian crown []
    • 2014, Robert K. Bolger, Scott Korb, "Gesturing Toward Reality: David Foster Wallace and Philosophy
      "Wallace's suggestion for overcoming the epistemological and solipsistic effects of innate selfishness is twofold."

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Adverb

twofold (not comparable)

  1. In a double degree; doubly.

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Middle English twofold definition

Middle English numbers (edit)
 ←  1 2 3  → 
    Cardinal: two, twei
    Ordinal: secunde
    Adverbial: twie, twies
    Multiplier: twofold

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Etymology

A remodelling of twifold after two +‎ -fold.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈtwɔːfɔːld/, /ˈtwoːfɔːld/

Adjective

twofold

  1. double, twofold (having two parts)
  2. double, twofold (two times)
  3. (rare) uncertain, wavering

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Adverb

twofold

  1. In a twofold way; twice.

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