sixfold

[ siks-fohld ]
/ ˈsɪksˌfoʊld /
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adjective

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

adverb

in sixfold measure.

Nearby words

  1. six-spot,
  2. six-wheeler,
  3. six-yard line,
  4. sixain,
  5. sixer,
  6. sixmo,
  7. sixpence,
  8. sixpenny,
  9. sixte,
  10. sixteen

Origin of sixfold

before 1000; Middle English sexfold, Old English sixfeald. See six, -fold

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British Dictionary definitions for sixfold

sixfold

/ (ˈsɪksˌfəʊld) /

adjective

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

adverb

by or up to six times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for sixfold

sixfold

adj.

Old English sixfeald; see six + -fold. Cf. Danish sexfold, Dutch zes-voudig; German sechsfältig, Swedish sexfaldig.

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