fourfold

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

Definition of fourfold 

1 : being four times as great or as many

2 : having four units or members

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Other Words from fourfold

fourfold \ ˈfȯr-​ˈfōld \ adverb

Examples of fourfold in a Sentence

There has been a fourfold increase in membership this year.

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Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 In the past five years, New York state has added nearly 300 craft breweries, a more than fourfold increase from 2012. Lara Korte, WSJ, "New York Sees Boom in Craft Breweries, With More on Tap," 12 July 2018 Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 Our goal should be to increase federal research funding at least fourfold, from $234 million in NIH funding to $1 billion. miamiherald, "Leigh-Ann Buchanan," 30 June 2018 One such service, Signal, enjoyed a fourfold increase in downloads a month after Mr. Trump’s election, company founder Moxie Marlinspike said at the time. Sadie Gurman, WSJ, "After Senate Staffer’s Indictment, Warnings of Press Freedom Battles Ahead," 8 June 2018

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First Known Use of fourfold

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

History and Etymology for fourfold

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

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The first known use of fourfold was before the 12th century

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fourfold

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fourfold

: four times as great or as many

fourfold

adjective
four·​fold | \ˈfȯr-ˌfōld \

Kids Definition of fourfold

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

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