sevenfold

adjective

sev·​en·​fold ˈse-vən-ˌfōld How to pronounce sevenfold (audio)
ˈse-bᵊm-
1
: having seven units or members
2
: being seven times as great or as many
sevenfold adverb

Examples of sevenfold in a Sentence

There has been a sevenfold increase in membership in the past year.
Recent Examples on the Web Sales of zero-emission vehicles in Oregon are surging dramatically, up sevenfold since 2015. oregonlive, 4 June 2023 Nursing homes reported a near-record of about 32,000 COVID-19 cases among residents in the week ending Jan. 9, an almost sevenfold increase from a month earlier, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Celina Tebor, USA TODAY, 19 Jan. 2022 In Japan alone, the population of supercentenarians grew to 146 from 22 between 2005 and 2015, a nearly sevenfold increase. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2021 The ruling marks the latest development in the Biden administration’s attempt to adopt a more than sevenfold increase in a metric called the social cost of carbon, which assigns a dollar value to the harm caused by greenhouse-gas emissions. Katy Stech Ferek, WSJ, 17 Mar. 2022 At issue is the Biden administration’s attempt to adopt a sevenfold increase in a metric called the social cost of carbon, which assigns a dollar value to the harm caused by greenhouse gas emissions. Katy Stech Ferek and Timothy Puko, WSJ, 24 Feb. 2022

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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 sevenfold was before the 12th century

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“Sevenfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sevenfold. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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