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fourfold

[fawr-fohld, fohr-]
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adjective
  1. comprising four parts or members.
  2. four times as great or as much.
adverb
  1. in fourfold measure.

Origin of fourfold

before 1000; Middle English foure fald, Old English feowerfealdum. See four, -fold
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British Dictionary definitions for fourfold

fourfold

adjective
  1. equal to or having four times as many or as much
  2. composed of four parts
adverb
  1. by or up to four times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for fourfold

adj.

Old English feowerfeald; see four + -fold.

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