- five times as great or as much.
- comprising five parts or members.
- in fivefold measure.
Origin of fivefold
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Examples from the Web for fivefold
Its members are pledged to the keeping of a fivefold obligation.Almost A Man
His son entered the anteroom in the middle of a fivefold silence.The Day's Work, Volume 1
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
It is Lear's fivefold "never" that completes for us the loveliness of Cordelia.Tragedy
Ashley H. Thorndike
- 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
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Word Origin and History for fivefold
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