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ninefold

[adjective nahyn-fohld; adverb nahyn-fohld]
adjective
  1. nine times as great or as much.
  2. having nine elements or parts.
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adverb
  1. in a ninefold manner or measure; to or by nine times as much: to increase one's income ninefold.
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Origin of ninefold

before 1000; nine + -fold; compare Old English nigonfeald in same sense (not attested in ME)
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Historical Examples of ninefold

  • And I praised her ninefold, and could have gone on for an hour.

    Dariel

    R. D. Blackmore

  • It may not be; the unlovely pool locks them in her gloomy wave, and Styx pours her ninefold barrier between.

  • Draw now the threefold knot firm on the ninefold bands, And the Law that ye make shall be law after the rule of your lands.

    A Song of the English

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for ninefold

ninefold

adjective
  1. equal to or having nine times as many or as much
  2. composed of nine parts
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adverb
  1. by or up to nine times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for ninefold

Old English nigonfeald; see nine + -fold.

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