Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Double; duplicate; multiplied by two; as, a twofold nature; a twofold sense; a twofold argument.
  • adv. In a double degree; doubly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Double; duplicate; multiplied by two.
  • adv. In a double degree; doubly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Double, in any sense; characterized by duality or doubleness.
  • In a double degree; doubly.

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

  • adj. twice as great or many
  • adj. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • adv. by a factor of two
  • adj. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • adj. twice as great or many

Etymologies

two +‎ -fold; cognate to Icelandic tvöfalt. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As a messenger is accountable to both sender and recipient of his message, so is the interpretative artist in a position of twofold trust and, therefore, of _twofold responsibility_.

    Essentials in Conducting

  • Maybe use the word twofold or threefold to describe those who are anti and then we will be on the same playing field.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • But as we cannot say ` right face, 'and ` left face,' and yet we have a name twofold, one before God, and one before the world, it is distributed as it were into the right cheek, and left cheek, that whoever of Christ's disciples is despised for that he is a Christian, may be ready to be yet more despised for any of this world's honours that he may have.

    Catena Aurea - Gospel of Matthew

  • The presumptuous claim of the Romish Church to the infallible interpretation of the Word is denied, and the right of private judgement in the interpretation of it asserted; the question considered is declared to relate to the method by which we attain to a right perception of the mind of God in Scripture, and this method is described as twofold: -- I.

    Pneumatologia

  • The tablets here represented would be called twofold, as consisting only of two leaves; in the following cut may be seen another sort, consisting of several leaves, united at the back with hinges or rings.

    Museum of Antiquity A Description of Ancient Life

  • We believe the exaggeration of fact to be twofold, that is, first, in regard to the number of girls to whose health the menstrual period makes any sensible interruption.

    The Education of American Girls

  • And in his discourse "Concerning Baptism" he says, "Since we consist of two parts, soul and body, the visible and the invisible nature, the purification is likewise twofold, that is, by water and Spirit [2175]."

    NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus

  • It is evident unto thee that the Birds of Heaven and Doves of Eternity speak a twofold language.

    The Kitáb-i-Íqán

  • Perhaps the supposition is confirmed that the operations of Nature in colors, as well as magnetic, electric, and other operations, depend upon a mutual relation, a polarity, or whatever else we might call the twofold or manifold aspects of a distinct unity.

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • Where thou art forced to break a twofold truth: --

    Shakespeare's Sonnets

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