[ adjective nahyn-fohld; adverb nahyn-fohld ]
/ adjective ˈnaɪnˌfoʊld; adverb ˈnaɪnˈfoʊld /


nine times as great or as much.
having nine elements or parts.


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. 2019

Examples from the Web for ninefold

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

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

    Dariel|R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for ninefold

/ (ˈnaɪnˌfəʊld) /


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


by or up to nine times as many or as much
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