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eightfold

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adjective eight·fold \ˈāt-ˌfōld, -ˈfōld\

Simple Definition of eightfold

  • : eight times as great or as many

Full Definition of eightfold

  1. 1 :  having eight units or members

  2. 2 :  being eight times as great or as many <an eightfold increase>

eight·fold play \-ˈfōld\ adverb

Examples of eightfold

  1. There has been an eightfold increase in membership in the past year.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of eightfold

before 12th century


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