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[siks-fohld]
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adjective
  1. having six elements or parts.
  2. six times as great or as much.
adverb
  1. in sixfold measure.

Origin of sixfold

before 1000; Middle English sexfold, Old English sixfeald. See six, -fold
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Examples from the Web for sixfold

Historical Examples

  • The principal axis of symmetry is sixfold by a combination of rotation and reflection.

    Geology

    William J. Miller

  • These parallel texts were known by the name of the Hexapla (sixfold).

  • It is rather a prayer to the Virgin, ending with a sixfold Amen.

  • Purification is treated at great length in the later treatises on Haṭha-yoga under the name of Shaṭ-karma or sixfold work.

  • And he was not mistaken; sixfold, wet and heavy, his big kerchief that he had left in the hut lay upon his head.


British Dictionary definitions for sixfold

sixfold

adjective
  1. equal to or having six times as many or as much
  2. composed of six parts
adverb
  1. by or up to six times as many or as much
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for sixfold

adj.

Old English sixfeald; see six + -fold. Cf. Danish sexfold, Dutch zes-voudig; German sechsfältig, Swedish sexfaldig.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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