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

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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 The Philippine capital will be back on a stricter lockdown starting Tuesday as coronavirus cases surged more than fivefold after curbs were eased in June., "California Cases Accelerate; Birx Sees ‘New Phase’: Virus Update," 2 Aug. 2020 Every summer, Paris sees its population balloon more than fivefold as nine million... Benoît Morenne, WSJ, "Paris Rolls Out Red Carpet for Those Who Can Make It," 1 Aug. 2020 The software company’s shares have risen almost fivefold since then, boosting his fortune to $76.5 billion. Tom Metcalf, Fortune, "Why Warren Buffett is falling on the world’s richest list," 9 July 2020 Through the month of June, the number of COVID-19 cases among Oregon children younger than 10 grew fivefold -- the fastest growth rate of new or presumed infections across any age range. oregonlive, "Gov. Kate Brown holds press conference to discuss Oregon mask requirements, coronavirus increases: Watch Live," 1 July 2020 While the country’s laboratories have added tremendous capacity in the past few months—the U.S. now tests about 550,000 people each day, a fivefold increase from early April—demand for viral tests is again outpacing supply. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "U.S. Coronavirus Testing Could Fail Again," 30 June 2020 But in turn, online sales for mushroom products, including the kits, picked up fivefold and wholesale demand from grocery stores like Whole Foods helped make up for the loss. Soleil Ho,, "How growing kitchen mushrooms can break up the endless quarantine moments," 10 June 2020 Sales at the high-overhead operations shrank as the market overflowed with competition: A record 8,000-plus breweries were scattered across the US in 2019, a fivefold increase in a decade's time. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "American craft brewers were already in trouble. Then came coronavirus," 27 Mar. 2020 David Liu, who owns Arcadia Firearm and Safety in Los Angeles, said there had been a fivefold increase in sales at his store. Zachary Halaschak, Washington Examiner, "'The world has gone mad': Gun sales shoot up as coronavirus outbreak grows," 16 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of fivefold

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

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“Fivefold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fivefold

: five times as great or as many

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