: multiplied by (a specified number) : times
: having (so many) parts
: multiplied by (a specified number) : times —in adjectives <a sixfold increase> and adverbs <repay you tenfold>
: having (so many) parts <threefold aspect of the problem>
Examples of -FOLD
- It will repay you tenfold.
Origin of -FOLD
Middle English, from Old English -feald; akin to Old High German -falt -fold, Latin -plex, -plus, Old English fealdan
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