Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having nine parts
  • adj. having nine times as much or as many
  • adv. By a factor of nine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Nine times repeated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Nine times repeated.
  • [In the following nonsenso-passage ninefold seems to be used elliptically for ninefold offspring or ninefold company:

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having nine units or components
  • adj. having nine units or components
  • adv. by a factor of nine

Etymologies

nine +‎ -fold (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Noninterest income doubled to S$700 million, mostly due to a ninefold increase in trading and investment income to S$295 million on the gains made on selling investment securities.

    UOB Posts 35% Profit Rise

  • One block trade of 50 contracts that cost $5,000 Monday surged to $45,000 Friday, a ninefold profit in four days.

    Heavy Bets on Clorox Options Before Icahn Bid

  • In 60 years, the total population of San Francisco stayed roughly the same, but the average house price rose ninefold, from $60,162 to nearly $550,000 (compared with Cincinnati, where the average house price increased from $65,000 to $145,000).

    Class Dismissed

  • Last year Americans spent 2.3 trillion minutes chatting on cellphones, according to the U.S. wireless trade association CTIA — a ninefold increase since 2000.

    Why Overhearing a Cellphone Conversation is Annoying | Impact Lab

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio study predicted that, by 2020, the oil field will support 68,000 jobs, and its economic output will increase nearly ninefold.

    Oil's Growing Thirst for Water

  • This is expected to grow more than ninefold in the next decade, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation predicts.

    IndiGo Shows How India Will Go

  • Fangda Special Steel Technology rose 5.4% after the company said it expects a ninefold rise in net profit for 2010.

    Banks Boost European Stocks

  • At the end of April 2011, yuan deposits in the Hong Kong banking system had risen to 511 billion, or $79 billion, up roughly ninefold from July 2009 when the settlement program was launched.

    Get Ready: Here Comes the Yuan

  • I suspect I am not alone in that, given the rapid increase in skin cancer over the past 30 years data released by Cancer Research U.K. in April showed that people in their 60s and 70s were much more likely to be diagnosed with malignant melanoma than their parents would have been—with a ninefold increase in cases of malignant melanoma among men and a fivefold increase in cases among women between 1975 and 2008.

    When Beauty's Only Skin-Deep

  • To squelch efforts to tax high-calorie drinks to pay for health reform, it increased lobbying spending nearly ninefold to $40 million last year and banded together with fast-food restaurant, convenience-store and supermarket owners as "Americans Against Food Taxes."

    Sin Taxes Are All the Rage

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