ten·​fold | \ ˈten-ˌfōld How to pronounce tenfold (audio) , -ˈfōld \

Definition of tenfold

1 : being 10 times as great or as many
2 : having 10 units or members

Other Words from tenfold

tenfold \ ˈten-​ˈfōld How to pronounce tenfold (audio) \ adverb

Examples of tenfold in a Sentence

a tenfold increase in sales
Recent Examples on the Web Bonin predicted the changes would result in a roughly tenfold increase in the number of sites subject to enforcement, taking it from more than 200 to about 2,000. David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2022 The tenfold increase is in comparison to what the clinics were seeing a this time last year, a spokeswoman said. Devi Shastri, Journal Sentinel, 14 July 2022 More than 140,000 Cubans have fled the island from October to May, a tenfold increase from the fiscal year 2020, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Victor Oquendo, ABC News, 11 July 2022 Across the country, forest fires have increased by almost tenfold over the past two decades. New York Times, 14 June 2022 Fried onions, errant and artfully scattered with flecks of green onion and parsley, offer up tantalizing visual texture that delivers tenfold upon taste. Amy Drew Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 12 May 2022 According to Blue: Brands that win Best of Class or Best of Show see a significant spike in their sales in the period following the competition, sometimes as much as a fivefold to tenfold increase. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 The sector has leaped more than tenfold in total market value since this point in the last election cycle two years ago, topping $2.1 trillion as of Wednesday. Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2021 The country now routinely logs fifteen thousand cases a day, and the test-positivity rate has soared more than tenfold. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 12 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tenfold

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Tenfold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tenfold. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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