eightfold

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

Definition of eightfold

1 : having eight units or members
2 : being eight times as great or as many
  • an eightfold increase

eightfold

play \ˈāt-ˈfōld\ adverb

Examples of eightfold in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of eightfold

before 12th century


EIGHTFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

eightfold

adjective

Definition of eightfold for English Language Learners

  • : eight times as great or as many



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