five·​fold ˈfīv-ˌfōld How to pronounce fivefold (audio)
: having five units or members
: being five times as great or as many
fivefold adverb

Examples of fivefold in a Sentence

There has been a fivefold increase in membership this year.
Recent Examples on the Web The $15 billion revenue figure from subscriptions is up fivefold since 2019, Pichai told analysts on Alphabet’s Q4 2023 earnings call. Todd Spangler, Variety, 30 Jan. 2024 Abbott and lawmakers have poured more than $4 billion in the two-year budget cycle that began Sept. 1, 2021, into Operation Lone Star, a fivefold increase over previous cycles. Dallas News, 4 Oct. 2022 That was before delta took hold, and on July 25, the ratio had dropped to about a fivefold greater risk. Compiled Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 25 Aug. 2021 Expenses tied to research and development more than tripled during that time, and capital expenditures increased more than fivefold. Jesse Newman, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2022 The number of hybrid and electric vehicles in the U.S has grown by 80% in the last five years, including a fivefold increase in fully electric vehicles. Jake Frederico, The Arizona Republic, 27 Nov. 2022 A year of tuition at a private university has soared more than fivefold during that time, or more than double the rate of inflation. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 14 Nov. 2022 The weekly number of positive tests rose more than fivefold from Aug. 13 to Oct. 15, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2022 During his tenure as CEO, Disney’s share price rose more than fivefold and its annual net income more than quadrupled, helping cement his record as one of the most successful CEOs in modern entertainment history. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of fivefold was before the 12th century

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“Fivefold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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