[sev-uh n-fohld]
  1. until seven times as many or as great: multiplied sevenfold.

Origin of sevenfold

before 1000; Middle English; Old English seofonfeald. See seven, -fold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for sevenfold


  1. equal to or having seven times as many or as much
  2. composed of seven parts
  1. by or up to seven times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for sevenfold

Old English seofonfeald; see seven + -fold.

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