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manifold

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adjective man·i·fold \ˈma-nə-ˌfōld\

Simple Definition of manifold

  • : many and various

Full Definition of manifold

  1. 1 a :  marked by diversity or variety b :  many

  2. 2 :  comprehending or uniting various features :  multifarious

  3. 3 :  rightfully so-called for many reasons <a manifold liar>

  4. 4 :  consisting of or operating many of one kind combined <a manifold bellpull>

man·i·fold·ly play \-ˌfōl(d)-lē\ adverb
man·i·fold·ness play \-ˌfōl(d)-nəs\ noun

Examples of manifold

  1. The benefits of this approach are manifold.

  2. <the manifold attractions of that state make it an ideal destination for a family vacation>



Origin of manifold

Middle English, from Old English manigfeald, from manig many + -feald -fold


First Known Use: before 12th century


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manifold

adverb man·i·fold

Definition of manifold

  1. :  many times :  a great deal <will increase your blessings manifold>



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of manifold

before 12th century


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manifold

verb man·i·fold

Definition of manifold

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make manifold :  multiply

  3. 2 :  to make several or many copies of

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to make several or many copies



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of manifold

before 12th century


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manifold

noun man·i·fold

Simple Definition of manifold

  • : a part of an engine that connects different pipes for moving fuel and air into the engine or for carrying gases away from the engine

Full Definition of manifold

  1. :  something that is manifold: as a :  a whole that unites or consists of many diverse elements <the manifold of aspirations, passions, frustrations — Harry Slochower> b :  a pipe fitting with several lateral outlets for connecting one pipe with others; also :  a fitting on an internal combustion engine that directs a fuel and air mixture to or receives the exhaust gases from several cylinders c :  set 21 d :  a topological space in which every point has a neighborhood that is homeomorphic to the interior of a sphere in Euclidean space of the same number of dimensions

13th Century

First Known Use of manifold

13th century



MANIFOLD Defined for Kids

manifold

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adjective man·i·fold \ˈma-nə-ˌfōld\

Definition of manifold

  1. :  of many and various kinds <manifold blessings>





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