fivefold

adjective five·fold \ ˈfīv-ˌfōld , -ˈfōld \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of fivefold

1 : having five units or members
2 : being five times as great or as many

fivefold

play \ˈfīv-ˈfōld\ adverb

Examples of fivefold in a Sentence

  1. There has been a fivefold increase in membership this year.

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First Known Use of fivefold

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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