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

Examples of sixfold in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s more than a sixfold increase from a week ago. Kevin Reynolds, Dallas News, "TCU asks sorority houses to quarantine as school becomes one of the nation’s COVID-19 collegiate hotbeds," 27 Aug. 2020 The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation was projecting the state's death toll will increase more than sixfold by Oct. 1 and reach 7,415 deaths, up from last week's projection of 4,762 as of Monday. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "'I am taken aback': Here's why Arizona's COVID-19 trajectory is concerning," 16 June 2020 Khan Academy, a Mountain View nonprofit, has seen online traffic nearly triple, registrations by students and teachers grow sixfold, and registrations by parents grow by a factor of 20. Rusty Simmons,, "Bay Area tech for education sees boom amid scramble for online learning," 9 Apr. 2020 The Democratic National Committee has seen a sixfold increase in requests for its digital-organizing training program. Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times, "Can’t knock on voters’ doors, maybe tap their avatars? Politicos scramble to adapt to coronavirus," 2 Apr. 2020 Doses lower than 20 mg/day were associated with a nearly sixfold increase in kidney patients' risk of hospitalization. Dennis Thompson,, "Common muscle relaxant could pose mental dangers for seniors," 17 Nov. 2019 Since the start of the outbreak, WHO said prices have surged, with surgical masks seeing a sixfold increase. NBC News, "WHO issues warning over shortage of protective equipment," 4 Mar. 2020 But some installers in California have reported a sixfold increase in that rate. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "After PG&E blackout, California homeowners shift to solar and batteries," 21 Oct. 2019 Disney shareholders, in the meantime, have seen a sixfold increase in their stock’s value since 2005. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Disney CEO Robert Iger reveals his biggest deals and toughest days," 27 Sep. 2019

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of sixfold

: six times as great or as many

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