sevenfold

adjective
sev·​en·​fold | \ ˈse-vən-ˌfōld How to pronounce sevenfold (audio) , ˈse-bᵊm- \

Definition of sevenfold

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

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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 And at least 140,000 people have been forced from their homes this year, according to a September report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center — a nearly sevenfold upswing over the past 12 months. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "Destroying a fragile peace, terrorists wreak havoc in West Africa," 10 Oct. 2019 But in that span, accidental deaths involving heroin, the synthetic drug fentanyl, or both, increased nearly sevenfold, ballooning from 409 to 2,847, the preliminary data shows. John Caniglia, cleveland, "‘We still have an epidemic; there are just different drugs involved’: Opioid deaths rose as prescriptions fell," 17 Nov. 2019 Adjusted for inflation, that’s a sevenfold increase. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 Adjusted for inflation, that’s a sevenfold increase. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 Adjusted for inflation, that’s a sevenfold increase. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 The simpler internal pattern of Curve B, which resembles a sevenfold symmetrical version of the first curve (7, –11), suggests that the correct pair is choice 8: (8, –13). Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Creating Art With Mathematics’," 30 Oct. 2015 Adjusted for inflation, that’s a sevenfold increase. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019 Adjusted for inflation, that’s a sevenfold increase. David Von Drehle, Twin Cities, "David Von Drehle: Everyone acts like America is in decline. Let’s look at the numbers.," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of sevenfold

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

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“Sevenfold.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sevenfold. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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sevenfold

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English Language Learners Definition of sevenfold

: seven times as great or as many

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