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

Origin of ninefold

before 1000; nine + -fold; compare Old English nigonfeald in same sense (not attested in ME) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for ninefold

Historical Examples of ninefold

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


    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


  1. equal to or having nine times as many or as much
  2. composed of nine parts
  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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