six·​fold | \ ˈsiks-ˌfōld How to pronounce sixfold (audio) , -ˈfōld\

Definition of sixfold

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

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sixfold \ ˈsiks-​ˈfōld How to pronounce sixfold (audio) \ adverb

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Girls wrestling, while not yet recognized as its own IHSA sport, saw more than 670 participants, a sixfold increase in just three years. John Keilman,, "Illinois high school football participation hits 26-year low, but some sports growing in popularity, including boys volleyball, girls wrestling, lacrosse," 30 Aug. 2019 In Massachusetts, one of the states hardest hit by the opioid crisis, the increase was even greater: more than sixfold from 1999 to 2013, the most recent year measured. Globe Staff,, "‘Flawed’ study shows possible lasting effects from drug exposure in the womb," 28 June 2019 Roads, often cited as Russia’s greatest misfortune, have seen major improvements in recent years, including a sixfold increase in expressways. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "To make Russia great again, Putin is building roads and bridges," 13 Mar. 2019 According to the federal government’s National Climate Assessment, hot and dry conditions caused a sixfold increase in acres burned between 1970 and 2003. Jake Bullinger, Outside Online, "It's So Dry, Forests Across the Southwest Are Closing," 6 June 2018 My columns probably didn’t have anything to do with the doubling of the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index, either, or even with the sixfold rise in digital-only subscriptions to The New York Times. New York Times, "The Profound Social Cost of American Exceptionalism," 29 May 2018 Schwimmer has big boots to fill after Rolet, who became CEO in 2009, led an almost sixfold rise in the stock price and made LSE the world’s largest clearinghouse. Fortune, "The London Stock Exchange Finally Has Found Its New CEO at Goldman Sachs," 13 Apr. 2018 The specifications for Long March 9 call for a rocket with a LEO payload capacity of 140,000 kg or 140 metric tons, almost a sixfold increase in lifting capacity over Long March 5. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "China Working on a New Heavy-Lift Rocket as Powerful as Saturn V," 20 Mar. 2018 The four communities in rural Northwestern Lehigh School District experienced a $6.2 million Clean and Green tax shift in 2016-17 — a sixfold increase over 1994-95. Chicago Tribune,, "HEADLINE TEST," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sixfold

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

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The first known use of sixfold was before the 12th century

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English Language Learners Definition of sixfold

: six times as great or as many

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