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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Consisting of eight parts or members.
  • adj. Eight times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
  • n. An eightfold amount or number.
  • transitive v. To multiply or be multiplied by eight.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. eightfold
  • n. An eightfold amount or number
  • v. To multiply by eight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Eightfold.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Eightfold.
  • Having eight units; specifically, noting a motor-car with eight cylinders which drive a common crank-shaft.
  • To multiply by eight; increase eightfold.

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

  • adj. having eight units or components

Etymologies

Latin octuplus : octō-, octo- + -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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