1. Two times; once and again.
He twice essayed to cast his son in gold. --Dryden.
2. Doubly; in twofold quantity or degree; as, twice the sum; he is twice as fortunate as his neighbor.
Note: ☞Twice is used in the formation of compounds, mostly self-explaining; as, twice-born, twice-conquered, twice-planted, twice-told, and the like.
adv 1: two times; "I called her twice"
2: to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes
were double bright" [syn: doubly, double]