Definition of fivefold
1 : having five units or members
2 : being five times as great or as many
fivefoldplay \ˈfīv-ˈfōld\ adverb
Examples of fivefold in a Sentence
There has been a fivefold increase in membership this year.
Recent Examples of fivefold from the Web
Chinese people took an estimated 500,000 outbound medical trips last year, a fivefold increase from a year earlier, according to Ctrip.com International, a Chinese travel booking company, which offers medical travel on its website.
More than 11,000 foreign guest workers were approved last year to harvest crops in the state’s $47-billion agricultural industry — a fivefold increase from 2011, according to L.A. Times data analysis.
The number of Internet users in China will hit 9.4 million by 2002, a more than fivefold increase from today (International Data Corporation) …
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First Known Use of fivefold
before 12th century
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Definition of fivefold for English Language Learners
: five times as great or as many
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