verb (used with object)
Origin of manifold
Synonyms for manifold
Antonyms for manifold
Related Words for manifoldedproliferate, augment, magnify, heighten, breed, enlarge, spread, propagate, accumulate, boost, generate, expand, portray, imitate, clone, recreate, reflect, emulate, duplicate, repeat
Examples from the Web for manifolded
Historical Examples of manifolded
They are "manifolded," and written answers are expected from all present.Sunday-School Success
Amos R. Wells
It was lovely life that I woke to; and from that day henceforth My joy of the life of man-folk was manifolded of worth.The House of the Wolfings
By the typewriter such lists can now be manifolded much more cheaply than they can be written or printed.A Book for All Readers
Ainsworth Rand Spofford
- a collection of objects or a set
- a topological space having specific properties
Word Origin for manifold
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.
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."