threefold

adjective three·fold \ ˈthrē-ˌfōld , -ˈfōld \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of threefold

1 : having three parts or members : triple
  • a threefold purpose
2 : being three times as great or as many
  • a threefold increase

threefold

play \ˈthrē-ˈfōld\ adverb

Examples of threefold in a Sentence

  1. a threefold approach to solving the problem

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First Known Use of threefold

before 12th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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threefold Synonyms

Related Words

triplicate;

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THREEFOLD Defined for English Language Learners

threefold

Definition of threefold for English Language Learners

  • : having three parts

  • : three times as great or as many


THREEFOLD Defined for Kids

threefold

adjective three·fold \ ˈthrē-ˌfōld \

Definition of threefold for Students

: being three times as great or as many


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