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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Examples of sevenfold in a Sentence

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

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In Washington state, those attacks rose almost sevenfold last year to 20, the data shows. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "‘We will arise’: Thousands gather in Seattle for vigil mourning Pittsburgh synagogue massacre," 31 Oct. 2018 Canadian exports of skim milk powder grew more than sevenfold in the past three years, according to financial services firm INTL FCStone Financial. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "U.S. Dairy Farmers Score Gains in New Trade Deal," 1 Oct. 2018 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

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First Known Use of sevenfold

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

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English Language Learners Definition of sevenfold

: seven times as great or as many

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