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.
Recent Examples on the Web By comparison, the same analysis gave California a sevenfold impact and Florida a fourfold impact. Steven Lerner, Washington Examiner, "As Pennsylvania shale industry takes center stage in presidential campaign, report suggests state should look at alternative energy sources," 28 Oct. 2020 The drop might have been bigger but for a sevenfold increase in concessions that landlords offered. Noah Buhayar,, "Rents Sink Toward Reset Moment in Cities With Smoke-Filled Skies," 16 Sep. 2020 In 2009, a reported a sevenfold increase in injuries such as tripping and falling over cords, especially among children under 5 due to an increase in home computer equipment from 1994 through 2006. Michelle Brunner, Washington Post, "You’ve been working from the couch or the dining table and now you’re in pain. Try these tips.," 30 Apr. 2020 The models on the market will swell almost sevenfold to 121 models in the next half decade, from 18 now, according to LMC Automotive. Keith Naughton,, "Tesla Created Demand for Electric Cars, But Only for Teslas," 10 May 2020 And at least 140,000 Malians have fled their homes this year, according to a fall report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center — an almost sevenfold increase over the last 12 months. Danielle Paquette, Washington Post, "Islamic State claims massacre of troops in Mali, where it is gaining ground," 21 Nov. 2019 New downloads of its app have multiplied sevenfold. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "The Supermarket After the Pandemic," 17 Apr. 2020 According to data on the United Way’s 2-1-1 program, requests for food pantries to 2-1-1 helplines in Alabama are up by more than sevenfold. Ramsey Archibald |, al, "Asking for help: Alabama food pantry requests up over 700 percent," 1 Apr. 2020 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sevenfold

: seven times as great or as many

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