verb (used with object)
- manifesting heterozygote,
- manila bay
Origin of manifold
Examples from the Web for manifold
Manifold the wonders,” said Sophocles, “nothing towers more wondrous than man!On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System|Jason Silva|April 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
First, the Texas governor will have to explain away the manifold gaffes and failures from his last presidential campaign.Can Rick Perry Get A Second Chance With GOP Voters In 2016|Myra Adams|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the accomplishments this group has managed to achieve in a very short time are manifold.Newtown Six-Month Anniversary: The Victims Deserve More|Rob Cox|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My first son was about to be born, and I was terrified that my manifold inadequacies as a man would sabotage my success as a dad.The Promise of Happiness After the Newtown Shooting|William Giraldi|January 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Tributes to Barzun, who authored a massive shelf full of books from 1932-2004, will and have been manifold.Remembering Jacques Barzun Remembering Robert Pitney|Paul Devlin|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The breech-loader has manifold advantages over the muzzle-loader in a wild country.The Rifle and The Hound in Ceylon|Samuel White Baker
A good thing develops itself in infinite and unexpected shapes of good; a bad thing into manifold and astounding evils.Indian Summer|William D. Howells
One was the Tree, or the representation of the divine emanations in their manifold and intricate complexities.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
It is a circumstance, this court favor, worth considering in the poet's life, as the antecedent to his manifold spirit of piety.Gifts of Genius|Various
The manifold of the special senses and the primary manifold are radically distinct.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
- a collection of objects or a set
- a topological space having specific properties
Word Origin for manifold
Old English monigfald (Anglian), manigfeald (West Saxon), "various, varied in appearance, complicated; numerous, abundant," from manig (see many) + -feald (see -fold). A common Germanic compound (cf. Old Frisian manichfald, Middle Dutch menichvout, German mannigfalt, Swedish mångfalt, Gothic managfalþs), perhaps a loan-translation of Latin multiplex (see multiply). Retains the original pronunciation of many. Old English also had a verbal form, manigfealdian "to multiply, abound, increase, extend."
Old English manigfealdlic "in various ways, manifoldly," from the source of manifold (adj.).
in mechanical sense, first as "pipe or chamber with several outlets," 1884, see manifold (adj.); originally as manifold pipe (1857), with reference to a type of musical instrument mentioned in the Old Testament.