sixfold

adjective
six·fold | \ˈsiks-ˌfōld, -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 \ adverb

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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, chicagotribune.com, "HEADLINE TEST," 14 Mar. 2018 The company predicts a rebound to 1.27 billion liras in 2018, contingent on a projection of a nearly sixfold surge in sales of residences and offices. Taylan Bilgic, Bloomberg.com, "Turkish Builder Torunlar Looks at Dorms as Shopping Malls Falter," 1 Mar. 2018 Measles cases up sixfold in Italy: Italy's Health Ministry says 4,991 cases of measles were reported last year, a nearly sixfold increase over 2016 that has been blamed in part on a highly politicized debate over vaccines. Washington Post, "World Digest: Jan. 25, 2018," 25 Jan. 2018 From 2014 to 2016, there was a sixfold increase in fentanyl overdose deaths in 24 of our 40 largest metro areas. Ryan Teague Beckwith, Time, "'We Must Confront This Problem.' Read Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Florida School Shooting," 15 Feb. 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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sixfold

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sixfold

: six times as great or as many

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