[ adjective ten-fohld; adverb ten-fohld ]
/ adjective ˈtɛnˌfoʊld; adverb ˈtɛnˈfoʊld /


comprising ten parts or members.
ten times as great or as much.


in tenfold measure: good deeds rewarded tenfold.

Origin of tenfold

1150–1200; Middle English; Old English tienfeald. See ten, -fold
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British Dictionary definitions for ten-fold

/ (ˈtɛnˌfəʊld) /


equal to or having 10 times as many or as mucha tenfold increase in population
composed of 10 parts


by or up to 10 times as many or as muchthe population increased tenfold
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