sev·​en·​fold | \ˈse-vən-ˌfōld, ˈse-bᵊm-\

Definition of sevenfold 

1 : having seven units or members

2 : being seven times as great or as many

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Examples of sevenfold in a Sentence

There has been a sevenfold increase in membership in the past year.

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The number of female candidates has grown sevenfold to 86 since the 2009 elections. Nazih Osseiran And Sune Engel Rasmussen, WSJ, "Lebanon Votes in Election Dominated by Regional Tensions," 6 May 2018 That amounts to about a sevenfold increase in the usual rate, director of programs Amy Klinger said. Hanna Krueger,, "Woman forced to choose between dog and purse in Hollygrove robbery: NOPD," 4 Mar. 2018 The first Force Friday in 2015 accounted for about $1 out of every $11 spent on a Star Wars toys, according to NPD Group, and sparked a sevenfold increase in online sales for the month of September. Fortune, "These Star Wars Toys Are for Fans With $10,000 to Burn," 12 Dec. 2017 Videos demonstrate the donning of hijabs and saris, and the making of the Panama hat and the sevenfold necktie. Roberta Smith, New York Times, "MoMA Plunges Headfirst Into Fashion," 5 Oct. 2017 Facebook's ascent in elections has been rapid, mirroring its sevenfold increase in value since the company went public in 2012. Alaska Dispatch News, "Trump campaign’s embrace of Facebook shows company’s growing reach in elections," 9 Oct. 2017 Even more dramatic increases in homicide rates occurred in Jamaica and the Republic of Ireland after their gun bans, with sixfold or sevenfold increases. John R. Lott Jr., National Review, "The Gun-Ban Fetish," 8 Oct. 2017 Following approval, the 10 drugs together brought in $67 billion, the researchers also concluded — a more than sevenfold return on investment. Gina Kolata, New York Times, "What Does It Cost to Create a Cancer Drug? Less Than You’d Think," 11 Sep. 2017 The city of Vancouver has filed a lawsuit to block the pipeline, arguing that the accompanying sevenfold increase in traffic by oil tankers poses a serious threat to aquatic life and water safety. Ben Adler, New Republic, "The Next Standing Rock," 8 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of sevenfold

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

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: seven times as great or as many

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