Definition of sevenfold
1 : having seven units or members
2 : being seven times as great or as many
Examples of sevenfold in a Sentence
There has been a sevenfold increase in membership in the past year.
Recent Examples of sevenfold from the Web
Homeless cleanup surge City crews cleaned up more than 12,000 homeless encampments last year, a sevenfold increase over 2015.
Coghlan reports that the extension would expand the World Heritage Area, established in 1996, by sevenfold, to 3,700,000 acres.
Most of the fallout quickly begins to decay, and scientists use what’s called the 7:10 Rule of Thumb to estimate radioactive risk: For every sevenfold increase in time after detonation, there is a 10-fold decrease in the exposure rate.
Its revenue shot up far more quickly, coming in at $404.5 million in 2016, a nearly sevenfold increase over 2015....
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First Known Use of sevenfold
before 12th century
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Definition of sevenfold for English Language Learners
: seven times as great or as many
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