six·​fold ˈsiks-ˌfōld How to pronounce sixfold (audio)
: having six units or members
: being six times as great or as many
sixfold adverb

Examples of sixfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These surcharges are expected to more than triple by 2026 to almost $29 per month, and the monthly commercial surcharge is expected to increase more than sixfold by 2026 compared to their 2023 levels. Jason Gallion, Baltimore Sun, 5 Apr. 2024 Quest data showed a sixfold increase last year in substituted samples to mark the highest rate ever recorded by the company. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 15 May 2024 There are currently around 1.5 million civilians there, most of whom are living in tents—an almost sixfold increase in the population since the war began. Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2024 But Moderna said new data, published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine, show about a sixfold drop in the ability of the antibodies to neutralize the omicron variant, compared with the original strain, six months after the booster. NBC News, 27 Jan. 2022 And although a majority of migrants still hail from Mexico and the Northern Triangle, there was a sixfold increase in the number of migrants from other countries. Muzaffar Chishti, Foreign Affairs, 23 Nov. 2021 Between January and September, nearly 28,000 Africans passed through Honduras, a sixfold increase over the corresponding period in 2022, according to the Honduran government. Miriam Jordan, New York Times, 5 Jan. 2024 That’s more than five times bigger than the on-air total for its first airing (3.61 million) and a more than sixfold increase in the 18-49 rating (from 0.38 initially). Rick Porter, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Feb. 2023 Wildlife World, a U.K. supplier of food and houses for animals and cameras to watch wildlife, has seen a nearly sixfold jump in the cost to ship its goods to markets, said sales manager Vanessa McDonald. Tom Fairless, WSJ, 28 June 2021

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'sixfold.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

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

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

Dictionary Entries Near sixfold

Cite this Entry

“Sixfold.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on sixfold

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!