manifold

[ man-uh-fohld ]
/ ˈmæn əˌfoʊld /

adjective

noun

verb (used with object)

to make copies of, as with carbon paper.

Origin of manifold

before 1000; Middle English; Old English manigf(e)ald (adj.). See many, -fold

SYNONYMS FOR manifold

2 varied, divers, multifarious.

Related forms

man·i·fold·ly, adverbman·i·fold·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for manifold

manifold

/ (ˈmænɪˌfəʊld) /

adjective formal

of several different kinds; multiplemanifold reasons
having many different forms, features, or elementsmanifold breeds of dog

noun

verb

(tr) to duplicate (a page, book, etc)
to make manifold; multiply

Derived Forms

manifolder, nounmanifoldly, adverbmanifoldness, noun

Word Origin for manifold

Old English manigfeald. See many, -fold
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Science definitions for manifold

manifold

[ mănə-fōld′ ]

A topological space or surface.

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