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[adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-]
  1. having twenty sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc.
  2. being twenty times as large, great, many, etc.
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  1. twenty times in amount or degree.
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Origin of twentyfold

First recorded in 1600–10; twenty + -fold
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Historical Examples of twenty-fold

  • The guards, both crimson and blue, formed a twenty-fold cordon.

    The Blind Spot

    Austin Hall

  • Accurate measurements have shown that the axis of a glacier may move ten- or twenty-fold more rapidly than its margins.

  • The effect produced by the Colony Garden, or public grounds, was such as twenty-fold to return the cost and labour bestowed on it.

    The Crater

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The permanent population is about twenty thousand, swollen in summer often fifteen- or twenty-fold.

  • Town lots sold in a most remarkable manner, many valuable corners increasing in value ten and twenty-fold in a single night.