Definitions

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  • adj. Multiplied by one thousand (1000), repeated a thousand times.
  • adj. Having one thousand parts or members.
  • adv. By a factor of a thousand.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Multiplied by a thousand.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A thousand times as much.

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

  • adv. by three orders of magnitude

Etymologies

Old English þūsendfeald, corresponding to thousand +‎ -fold. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "What aggravates your pain a thousandfold is the thought you are being robbed of a necessity, by one who uses it as a toy.

    Too Old for Dolls A Novel

  • We unlocked horns and relations improved ten thousandfold.

    Fallin’ Up

  • The gunman had done the sums and realised it was worth a life in prison to increase his follower count a thousandfold.

    Quiet City

  • Despite the Cylons being redesigned, the story changed a little, and the complexity ramped up a thousandfold, the new Battlestar Galactica won legions of new fans for a franchise many thought long since dead, and through extras such as the spin-off project Razor (plus other forthcoming films) and the upcoming prequel series Caprica, the Battlestar Galactica story will continue to echo in the science fiction pantheon long after the series has ended.

    Galactica Original | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • Now the whole matter has become amplified a thousandfold, like a certain sexual act performed upon a former President of the United States.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • We ve Got Time to Help has increased a thousandfold.

    Seth Reams: Change is Happening

  • With a lot of assistance from Arianna Huffington and HuffPost, the visibility of "We've Got Time to Help" has increased a thousandfold.

    Seth Reams: Change is Happening

  • However, within just the last month, with a lot of assistance from Arianna Huffington and the HuffPost, our visibility has increased a thousandfold.

    Seth Reams: Change is Happening

  • I still miss that man, as I am sure Yoko Ono must do, a thousandfold ...

    Peter Clothier: MOMA

  • "We will turn sorrow into thousandfold strength and courage and tide over the present difficulties and more dynamically advance along the road of Songun indicated by Kim Jong Il," Kim Yong Nam, who isn't related to the ruling family, said in his tribute, according to North Korea's state news agency.

    North Korea Wraps Up Tribute

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