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

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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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twofold (not comparable)

  1. In a double degree; doubly.

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