sixfold

adjective
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

Other Words from sixfold

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

Examples of sixfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the total number of incidents, the FAA initiated 950 investigations, a sixfold increase from last year. Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2021 From the total number of incidents, the FAA initiated 950 investigations, a sixfold increase from last year. Paulina Villegas, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Nov. 2021 Ether’s latest milestone comes as the digital token has far outperformed Bitcoin throughout this year with a sixfold increase amid surging retail and institutional investor interest in the space. Time, 29 Oct. 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration, which is charged with enforcing rules on airplanes, has seen a sixfold increase over two years in its investigations of unruly passengers. BostonGlobe.com, 29 Oct. 2021 The Federal Aviation Administration, which is charged with enforcing rules on airplanes, has seen a sixfold increase over two years in its investigations of unruly passengers. Lori Aratani, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Oct. 2021 In sub-Saharan Africa, 172 million children face a sixfold increase in extreme events over their lifetimes and 50 times more heatwaves. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 28 Sep. 2021 That is a sixfold increase from 1996, when the share was 4% for that group. Janet Adamy, WSJ, 6 Sep. 2021 But with the variant circulating in South Africa, there was a sixfold reduction in the antibodies’ effectiveness. New York Times, 27 Jan. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sixfold. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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sixfold

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of sixfold

: six times as great or as many

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