fivefold

[fahyv-fohld]
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adjective

five times as great or as much.
comprising five parts or members.

adverb

in fivefold measure.

Nearby words

  1. five-speed,
  2. five-spice powder,
  3. five-spot,
  4. five-star,
  5. five-year plan,
  6. fivepenny,
  7. fivepins,
  8. fiver,
  9. fives,
  10. fix

Origin of fivefold

before 1000; Middle English fiffold, Old English fīffeald. See five, -fold

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British Dictionary definitions for fivefold

fivefold

adjective

equal to or having five times as many or as much
composed of five parts

adverb

by or up to five times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for fivefold

fivefold

adv.

Old English fiffeald; see five + -fold.

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