tenfold

adjective ten·fold \ ˈten-ˌfōld , -ˈfōld \
|Updated on: 29 May 2018
1 : being 10 times as great or as many
2 : having 10 units or members

tenfold

play \ˈten-ˈfōld\ adverb

Examples of tenfold in a Sentence

  1. a tenfold increase in sales

Recent Examples of tenfold from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'tenfold.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of tenfold

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

TENFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

tenfold

  • : ten times as much or as many


Learn More about tenfold


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up tenfold? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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