five·​fold | \ ˈfīv-ˌfōld How to pronounce fivefold (audio) , -ˈfōld \

Definition of fivefold

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

Other Words from fivefold

fivefold \ ˈfīv-​ˈfōld How to pronounce fivefold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of fivefold in a Sentence

There has been a fivefold increase in membership this year.
Recent Examples on the Web Universities ramped up enrollment in pharmacy programs, leading to a fivefold increase in graduates — to roughly 10,000 new pharmacists — in the decade that ended in 2007. New York Times, 20 Aug. 2022 During his tenure, Adidas advanced its digital transformation and grew online sales more than fivefold. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 22 Aug. 2022 This gift, however, will provide for a nearly fivefold increase in the Gilmour Howley Scholars Program, growing the number of Howley Scholars from the 11 enrolled for the 2021-2022 school year, to 48 each year by 2026. cleveland, 18 Aug. 2022 Running for thousands of miles along the bottom of the sea from Portugal to South Africa, sources say the cable could increase internet speeds more than fivefold in some countries beginning in early 2023. Alexandra Meeks, CNN, 8 Aug. 2022 Since 2020, the brand’s customer base has expanded nearly fivefold, Diasti said, and building a loyal community through social and digital media was crucial to its growth., 9 Nov. 2021 Though applications have dipped during the pandemic, in 2019 the state received 106 requests for oyster farm leases—a fivefold increase from 2016. Emily Cataneo, Smithsonian Magazine, 12 Aug. 2022 Now, though, experts believe that global warming could drive a fivefold increase in strong hurricanes, suggesting that hits from Category 4 and 5 storms will become an annual near-certainty. Abrahm Lustgarten, ProPublica, 27 July 2022 The unit that refines and trades oil products posted an almost fivefold increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization to $2.03 billion. Laura Hurst, Fortune, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fivefold

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

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