: multiplied by (a specified number) : times

: having (so many) parts

Full Definition of -FOLD

:  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

  1. 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
-FOLD Defined for Kids


suffix \ˌfōld\

Definition of -FOLD for Kids

:  multiplied by a specified number :  times Hint:-fold is used in adjectives <a twelvefold increase> and adverbs <repay tenfold>.
:  having so many parts <a threefold problem>
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