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TWO-FOLD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does two-fold mean? 

TWO-FOLD (adjective)
  The adjective TWO-FOLD has 2 senses:

1. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
2. twice as great or many

  Familiarity information: TWO-FOLD used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWO-FOLD (adjective)


Sense 1two-fold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

Synonyms:

two-fold; twofold; double; three-fold; threefold; dual; treble

Context examples:

a double (or dual) role for an actor / the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence / every episode has its double and treble meaning

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


Sense 2two-fold [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Twice as great or many

Synonyms:

doubled; two-fold; twofold; double

Context examples:

ate a double portion / the dose is doubled / a twofold increase

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


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