threefold

[ three-fohld ]
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adjective
  1. comprising three parts, members, or aspects; triple: a threefold program.

  2. three times as great or as much; treble: a threefold return on an investment.

adverb
  1. in threefold manner or measure; trebly.

Origin of threefold

1
before 1000; Middle English threfold,Old English thrīfeald.See three, -fold

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Other definitions for three-fold (2 of 2)

three-fold
[ three-fohld ]

noun
  1. a unit of stage scenery consisting of three flats hinged together.

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British Dictionary definitions for threefold

threefold

/ (ˈθriːˌfəʊld) /


adjective
  1. equal to or having three times as many or as much; triple: a threefold decrease

  2. composed of three parts: a threefold purpose

adverb
  1. by or up to three times as many or as much

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