[ adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn- ]
/ adjective ˈtwɛn tiˌfoʊld, ˈtwʌn-; adverb ˈtwɛn tiˈfoʊld, ˈtwʌn- /


having twenty sections, aspects, divisions, kinds, etc.
being twenty times as large, great, many, etc.


twenty times in amount or degree.

Nearby words

  1. twenty-three,
  2. twenty-twenty,
  3. twenty-twenty hindsight,
  4. twenty-two,
  5. twenty20,
  6. twentymo,
  7. twerk,
  8. twerp,
  9. twi,
  10. twi-

Origin of twentyfold

First recorded in 1600–10; twenty + -fold Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for twentyfold

  • It has been the fashion of our own age to beat out works into twentyfold and fiftyfold the size of those of Collins.

  • A detestable thing Tryst has done, a hateful act; but his punishment will be twentyfold as hateful!'

    The Freelands|John Galsworthy
  • It has multiplied the product of labor here tenfold, there, twentyfold, and elsewhere a hundredfold and more.