[fawr-fohld, fohr-]
  1. in fourfold measure.

Origin of fourfold

before 1000; Middle English foure fald, Old English feowerfealdum. See four, -fold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. equal to or having four times as many or as much
  2. composed of four parts
  1. by or up to four times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for fourfold

Old English feowerfeald; see four + -fold.

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