hundredfold

[huhn-drid-fohld]
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adjective

a hundred times as great or as much.
comprising a hundred parts or members.

adverb

in a hundredfold measure.

Origin of hundredfold

First recorded in 1125–75, hundredfold is from the Middle English word hundredfald. See hundred, -fold
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Examples from the Web for hundredfold

Historical Examples of hundredfold

  • Your heart will expand; your manly strength will increase a hundredfold.

  • The one just received had intensified the effect a hundredfold.

    The Film of Fear

    Arnold Fredericks

  • Whatever our own misfortune might be, that of Czerny's men was worse a hundredfold.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton

  • Their confidence in him increased a hundredfold by this proof of the accuracy of his foresight.

    Love-at-Arms

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Archie needed help to carry on a business that had increased a hundredfold.

    David Lannarck, Midget

    George S. Harney


Word Origin and History for hundredfold

c.1200, from hundred + -fold.

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