Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. three times as great
  • adj. triple
  • adv. by a factor of three

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of three in one, or one thrice repeated; multiplied by three; triple: as, threefold justice.
  • n. The bog-bean, Menyanthes trifoliata.
  • In a threefold manner; trebly; thrice: often used in an intensive way, with the sense of ‘much’ or ‘greatly.’

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

  • adj. three times as great or many
  • adj. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  • adv. by a factor of three
  • adj. three times as great or many
  • adj. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

Etymologies

Old English þreofald (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In China, eBay EachNet added 2.3 million new users, more than any market outside the United States, to reach a total of 20.3 million users. eBay India surpassed the 2 million user mark and listings jumped threefold from the year-ago quarter.

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  • The tripod stand should be of the so-called threefold variety, with sliding legs which can be adapted to broken ground.

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  • Then He has shown us what we shall see, that is, the threefold coming.

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  • This preparation of the subject, which raises him up to the revealed object and tunes him to it, is for the individual person the disposition we could call the threefold unity of faith, hope, and love, a disposition that must already be present at least in an inchoative way in the very first genuine encounter.

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  • The burs were ripe, and had just begun to divide, not "threefold," but fourfold, "to show the fruit within."

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  • The burrs were ripe, and had just begun to divide, not "threefold," but fourfold, "to show the fruit within."

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  • "The _willow_ accommodates the bees in a kind of threefold succession; from the flowers they obtain both honey and farina; -- from the bark propolis; -- and the leaves frequently afford them honey-dew at a time when other resources are beginning to fail."

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  • EDCCC chair Euodias Goza said he is hopeful that the job creation will "trickle down" throughout the county for a "threefold" benefit for Scroll and the county's retail and tourism industry.

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  • Expenses at Gannett have outpaced revenue by "threefold," he wrote.

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  • "When I take the whole history of the violin into account I feel that the true inwardness of 'Violin Mastery' is best expressed by a kind of threefold group of great artists.

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