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[fahyv-fohld] /ˈfaɪvˌfoʊld/
five times as great or as much.
comprising five parts or members.
in fivefold measure.
Origin of fivefold
before 1000; Middle English fiffold, Old English fīffeald. See five, -fold Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for fivefold
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  • Its members are pledged to the keeping of a fivefold obligation.

    Almost A Man Mary Wood-Allen
  • His son entered the anteroom in the middle of a fivefold silence.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • Luke: The first increased his tenfold, the second fivefold (16, 18).

    The Christ John Eleazer Remsburg
  • It is computed that its size was fivefold that of the ostrich.

    The Bird Jules Michelet
  • It is Lear's fivefold "never" that completes for us the loveliness of Cordelia.

    Tragedy Ashley H. Thorndike
  • They are tied together under the buds by fivefold ribbons of different colors.

    History of Ancient Art Franz von Reber
  • Truly devoted men renounce the fivefold salvation; in their eyes salvation is worthless, no better than hell!

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • Translation to Vishnu's heaven, after attaining to the fivefold salvation, is the supreme sdhya.

    Chaitanya's Life And Teachings Krishna das Kaviraja
  • The increase of contingent expenses had been fivefold, and compared with population, sixfold.

  • When carried out by the five states of mind in a fivefold order, these great 'vows' of the world produce the eternal abode.

    The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha Madhava Acharya
British Dictionary definitions for fivefold


equal to or having five times as many or as much
composed of five parts
by or up to five times as many or as much
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for fivefold

Old English fiffeald; see five + -fold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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