eightfold

adjective
eight·​fold | \ ˈāt-ˌfōld How to pronounce eightfold (audio) , -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 How to pronounce eightfold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of eightfold in a Sentence

There has been an eightfold increase in membership in the past year.
Recent Examples on the Web By 2025, the company intends to have approved more than 20 gigawatts of renewable energy projects, an eightfold increase from 2019, Dev Sanyal, BP’s executive vice president of gas and low-carbon energy, said in a online presentation on Tuesday. Laura Hurst, Bloomberg.com, "BP’s Clean Energy Push Starts With Five-Year Dash on Solar, Wind," 15 Sep. 2020 The 4,000 devices per week were an eightfold increase from the company’s output before the pandemic. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "The U.S. forced major manufacturers to build ventilators. Now they’re piling up unused in a strategic reserve.," 18 Aug. 2020 The 4,000 devices per week were an eightfold increase from the company's output before the pandemic. Faiz Siddiqui, Anchorage Daily News, "The U.S. forced major manufacturers to build ventilators. Now they’re piling up unused in a strategic reserve.," 18 Aug. 2020 From 1940 to 1950, Anchorage grew from over 4,000 residents to more than 30,000, an eightfold increase. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s how Russian Jack Park got its name from a notorious bootlegger," 7 Apr. 2018 Seoul reported an eightfold increase in cases over four days, with 430-plus people in South Korea now infected. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Coronavirus containment is looking less likely amid surprise outbreaks in Iran and Italy," 22 Feb. 2020 Since 1972, there has been an eightfold increase in the amount of land burned by summer forest fires. National Geographic, "Wildfires pose new threats as homes burn, releasing toxic fumes," 31 Oct. 2019 France’s Interior Ministry recorded 3,173 British citizens who became French ones in 2017, an eightfold increase compared to the year before, when U.K. voters decided to leave the EU. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms," 24 Mar. 2019 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

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eightfold. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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eightfold

adjective
How to pronounce eightfold (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of eightfold

: eight times as great or as many

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