a native English suffix meaning “of so many parts,” or denoting multiplication by the number indicated by the stem or word to which the suffix is attached: twofold; manifold.
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British Dictionary definitions for -fold
suffix forming adjectives, suffix forming adverbs
having so many parts, being so many times as much or as many, or multiplied by so much or so manythreefold; three-hundredfold
Word Origin for -fold
Old English -fald, -feald
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