[adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-]
- twenty times in amount or degree.
Origin of twentyfold
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Examples from the Web for twenty-fold
The guards, both crimson and blue, formed a twenty-fold cordon.The Blind Spot
Accurate measurements have shown that the axis of a glacier may move ten- or twenty-fold more rapidly than its margins.
The effect produced by the Colony Garden, or public grounds, was such as twenty-fold to return the cost and labour bestowed on it.The Crater
James Fenimore Cooper
The permanent population is about twenty thousand, swollen in summer often fifteen- or twenty-fold.America, Volume I (of 6)
Town lots sold in a most remarkable manner, many valuable corners increasing in value ten and twenty-fold in a single night.My Native Land