: being nine times as great or as many
: having nine units or members
ninefold adverb

Examples of ninefold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After years of low-to-no growth, power utilities are facing skyrocketing increases in demand from data centers that host and train AI models—industry insiders have floated potential ninefold spikes in some regional markets. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 6 May 2024 That would amount to tariffs on more than $3 trillion in annual imports — a more than ninefold increase in the volume of trade hit by tariffs from his first term. Jeff Stein, Washington Post, 7 Jan. 2024 Nvidia said heavy demand from cloud computing services and other customers for chips to power A.I. systems caused revenue for its second quarter, which ended in July, to jump 101 percent from a year earlier, to $13.5 billion, while profit surged more than ninefold to nearly $6.2 billion. Don Clark, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2023 And over the current decade, when experts expect global sales of EVs to increase almost ninefold, demand for aluminum will jump nearly 40 percent, to 119 million tons annually, industry analysts say. Rachel Chason and Chloe Sharrock, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, Devon Energy Corp. has jumped more than ninefold, while Halliburton Co. and Marathon Oil Corp. have jumped more than sevenfold over the same period. Hardika Singh, WSJ, 31 Mar. 2022 Demand for lithium will grow more than ninefold. Wal Van Lierop, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2022 According to court data reviewed by The Chronicle, as many as 173 people were given deportation orders because of such proceedings in August and September — a nearly ninefold increase from the 20 similar orders given the previous seven months combined. Deepa Fernandes, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Oct. 2021 Indeed, the more than ninefold jump in Tesla's shares since September 2019, lifting its valuation from $45 billion to $417 billion—capped by a more than doubling from $200 billion at the end of June—ranks as one of the most astounding performances in the annals of capital markets. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2020

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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 ninefold was before the 12th century

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“Ninefold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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