[adjective ten-fohld; adverb ten-fohld]
  1. in tenfold measure: good deeds rewarded tenfold.

Origin of tenfold

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English tienfeald. See ten, -fold
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  1. equal to or having 10 times as many or as mucha tenfold increase in population
  2. composed of 10 parts
  1. by or up to 10 times as many or as muchthe population increased tenfold
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Word Origin and History for ten-fold


Old English tienfeald; see ten + -fold.

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