nine·​fold | \ ˈnīn-ˌfōld How to pronounce ninefold (audio) , -ˈfōld \

Definition of ninefold

1 : being nine times as great or as many
2 : having nine units or members

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ninefold \ ˈnīn-​ˈfōld How to pronounce ninefold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of ninefold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Panama, like Mexico, has seen asylum applications surge, reaching 10,778 last year — a ninefold increase in five years, according to UNHCR. Washington Post, "As Trump tightens the U.S. border, asylum applicants seek refuge in Mexico, elsewhere," 9 Sep. 2019 That is the highest recorded number in 13 years, and a ninefold increase from May 2017, when border arrests were at the lowest levels in nearly 50 years. The Economist, "What caused the shameful scenes at America’s southern border?," 6 July 2019 That’s a ninefold increase over the previous decade. Liz Szabo, The Seattle Times, "The man who sold America on vitamin D — and profited in the process," 20 Aug. 2018 This reviewer is especially fond of Cerdà, who proposed a ninefold expansion of Barcelona in 1859, in the hope of keeping land values and, therefore, housing prices low enough for all to afford. Shlomo Angel, WSJ, "‘Building and Dwelling’ Review: A Manifesto for the Open City," 6 July 2018 During that time, sales of blends dropped to about 7.2 million cases in 2017 while sales of single malts rose to about 2.1 million, an increase of almost ninefold. Eric Asimov, New York Times, "Does Blended Scotch Still Have a Place in the Modern Bar?," 16 Mar. 2018 From the start of the flu season, which begins in October and lasts until May, Arizona has reported a nearly ninefold increase in the number of cases compared with the same period last year, according to the state Department of Health Services. Rachel Ohm, USA TODAY, "Flu widespread in 36 states, CDC reports," 29 Dec. 2017 The number of liver transplants performed for NASH increased from 0.53 percent in 2002 to 4.46 percent in 2012, a ninefold jump, the study team reports in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Carolyn Crist, Washington Post, "Fatty liver disease fastest-growing reason for transplants in young U.S. adults," 29 Oct. 2017 The Chicago Police Department plans to own as many as 6,900 Tasers by the end of 2017, a ninefold increase from just two years ago. Dan Hinkel,, "Chicago cops get more Tasers, but red flags remain," 25 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of ninefold

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

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“Ninefold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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