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

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eightfold \ˈāt-​ˈfōld \ adverb

Examples of eightfold in a Sentence

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

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In 1960, there were 766 homes within the perimeter of the Tubbs fire, compared with 6,253 in 2010, an eightfold increase, according to University of Wisconsin researcher H. Anu Kramer. Joel Achenbach, Washington Post, "People love to live in places that are at risk for disasters, ‘and this is what happens’," 15 Oct. 2017 That sounded relatively innocuous until a genetic counselor, rejiggering the equation, told me I had an eightfold risk of developing ovarian cancer—an illness that is rarely detected in early stages. Neil Casey, Vogue, "Lynch Syndrome Is a Common Hereditary Condition That Can Cause Ovarian Cancer—So Why Isn’t Anybody Talking About It?," 6 Oct. 2017 That comes after numerous Republicans across the ideological spectrum raised concerns about a Congressional Budget Office analysis that estimated about an eightfold increase in premiums for a 64-year-old making about $25,000 a year. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Trump backs changes to GOP health bill as House leaders eye vote next week," 18 Mar. 2017 That comes after numerous Republicans across the ideological spectrum raised concerns about a Congressional Budget Office analysis that estimated about an eightfold increase in premiums for a 64-year-old making about $25,000 a year. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Trump backs changes to GOP health bill as House leaders eye vote next week," 18 Mar. 2017 That comes after numerous Republicans across the ideological spectrum raised concerns about a Congressional Budget Office analysis that estimated about an eightfold increase in premiums for a 64-year-old making about $25,000 a year. The Washington Post, Twin Cities, "Trump backs changes to GOP health bill as House leaders eye vote next week," 17 Mar. 2017 But Secor’s data showed that sidewinders could increase their metabolism by almost eightfold — a bigger jump than anyone had seen in any species. Daniel Engber, New York Times, "When the Lab Rat Is a Snake," 17 May 2017 That comes after numerous Republicans across the ideological spectrum raised concerns about a Congressional Budget Office analysis that estimated about an eightfold increase in premiums for a 64-year-old making about $25,000 a year. The Washington Post, The Denver Post, "Trump backs changes to GOP health bill as House leaders eye vote next week," 18 Mar. 2017 Nearly 800,000 vinyl records were sold in Japan last year, Nikkei reported, an eightfold increase from 2010. Tom Brant, Fox News, "Sony is restarting production of vinyl records," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of eightfold

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

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eightfold

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of eightfold

: eight times as great or as many

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