eight·​fold ˈāt-ˌfōld How to pronounce eightfold (audio) -ˈfōld How to pronounce eightfold (audio)
: having eight units or members
: being eight times as great or as many
an eightfold increase
eightfold adverb

Examples of eightfold in a Sentence

There has been an eightfold increase in membership in the past year.
Recent Examples on the Web And when the new Turkish dam projects are completed in the next few years, as much as 1.2 million additional hectares inside Turkey will be irrigated—an eightfold increase from today. Mukad Al Jabbari, Foreign Affairs, 23 Aug. 2015 To understand the impact of the episode-closing cannon attack, a more suitable comparison than the eightfold fence can be found in an earlier scene. Roxana Hadadi, Vulture, 13 Mar. 2024 Nvidia has climbed 83% so far this year, a rate more than eightfold faster than the S&P 500. Max Zahn, ABC News, 28 Mar. 2024 Irrigated acres for soybean, mostly used for animals, has jumped eightfold. Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, 25 Dec. 2023 See all Example Sentences for eightfold 

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eightfold was before the 12th century

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“Eightfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eightfold. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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