fourfold

  • 1 Fourfold — Four fold , a. & adv. [AS. fe[ o]werfeold.] Four times; quadruple; as, a fourfold division. [1913 Webster] He shall restore the lamb fourfold. 2 Sam. xii. 6. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Fourfold — Four fold , n. Four times as many or as much. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 Fourfold — Four fold , v. t. To make four times as much or as many, as an assessment; to quadruple. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 4 fourfold — O.E. feowerfeald; see FOUR (Cf. four) + FOLD (Cf. fold) …

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  • 5 fourfold — [fôr′fōld΄] adj. 1. having four parts 2. having four times as much or as many adv. four times as much or as many …

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  • 6 fourfold — I UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌfəʊld] / US [ˈfɔrˌfoʊld] adjective 1) four times as much, or four times as many There has been a fourfold increase since 1997. 2) consisting of four parts The effect is fourfold. II UK [ˈfɔː(r)ˌfəʊld] / US [ˈfɔrˌfoʊld] adverb by… …

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  • 7 fourfold — four|fold [ˈfo:fəuld US ˈfo:rfould] adj, adv four times as much or as many ▪ a fourfold increase in price ▪ Profits rose fourfold …

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  • 8 fourfold — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English fēowerfeald, from fēower + feald fold Date: before 12th century 1. being four times as great or as many 2. having four units or members • fourfold adverb …

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  • 9 fourfold — /fawr fohld , fohr /, adj. 1. comprising four parts or members. 2. four times as great or as much. adv. 3. in fourfold measure. [bef. 1000; ME foure fald, OE feowerfealdum. See FOUR, FOLD] * * * …

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  • 10 fourfold — four•fold [[t]ˈfɔrˌfoʊld, ˈfoʊr [/t]] adj. 1) comprising four parts or members 2) four times as great or as much 3) in fourfold measure …

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  • 11 fourfold — /ˈfɔfoʊld/ (say fawfohld) adjective 1. comprising four parts or members. 2. four times as great or as much. –adverb 3. in fourfold measure …

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  • 12 fourfold — four ► CARDINAL NUMBER 1) one more than three; 4. (Roman numeral: iv or IV.) 2) Cricket a hit that reaches the boundary after first striking the ground, scoring four runs. 3) a four oared rowing boat or its crew. DERIVATIVES fourfold adjective &… …

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  • 13 fourfold — 1. adjective a) four times as great b) quadruple 2. adverb by a factor of four …

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  • 14 fourfold — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. four part, four way, four ply, four times as many; see quadruple …

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  • 15 fourfold — adj. multiplied by four; containing four parts; having four members adv. times four …

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  • 16 fourfold — I. a. Quadruple. II. n. Four times as many, four times as much …

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  • 17 fourfold — four·fold …

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  • 18 fourfold —   Kuahā (rare) …

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  • 19 fourfold — adj. & adv. 1 four times as much or as many. 2 consisting of four parts. 3 amounting to four …

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  • 20 fourfold purchase — a tackle that is composed of a rope passed through two fourfold blocks in such a way as to provide mechanical power in the ratio of 1 to 5 or 1 to 4, depending on whether hauling is done on the running or the standing block and without… …

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