[adjective twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-; adverb twen-tee-fohld, twuhn-]


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


twenty times in amount or degree.

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

Historical Examples of twentyfold

  • It has multiplied the product of labor here tenfold, there, twentyfold, and elsewhere a hundredfold and more.

  • 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