fourfold

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adjective four·fold \ˈfȯr-ˌfōld, -ˈfōld\

Definition of fourfold

  1. 1 :  being four times as great or as many

  2. 2 :  having four units or members

fourfold

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Examples of fourfold in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of fourfold

Middle English, from Old English fēowerfeald, from fēower + -feald -fold


First Known Use: before 12th century


FOURFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

fourfold

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Definition of fourfold for English Language Learners

  • : four times as great or as many


FOURFOLD Defined for Kids

fourfold

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adjective four·fold \ˈfȯr-ˌfōld\

Definition of fourfold for Students

  1. :  being four times as great or as many a fourfold increase



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