Definitions

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  • adj. In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.
  • adv. By a factor of five.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In fives; consisting of five in one; five repeated; quintuple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Five times the number or quantity.

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

  • adj. having five units or components
  • adj. having five units or components

Etymologies

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five +‎ -fold

Examples

  • This is the completeness which they call the fivefold animal sacrifice.

    Chapter 50. Eating the God. § 2. Eating the God among the Aztecs

  • This is the completeness which they call the fivefold animal sacrifice. "

    The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion

  • This is the completeness which they call the fivefold animal sacrifice.”

    The Golden Bough : a study of magic and religion

  • House, "as they called their fivefold league, were by far the most powerful, for they could muster as many warriors as all the four remaining tribes together; and they now sought to draw the confederacy into a series of wars, which, though not directed against the French, threatened soon to involve them.

    Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV

  • Then, O priests, the guardians of hell inflict on him the torture called the fivefold pinion: they force a heated iron stake through his hand; they force a heated iron stake through his other hand; they force a heated iron stake through his foot; they force a heated iron stake through his other foot; they force a heated iron stake through the middle of his breast.

    Death's Messengers. II. The Doctrine. 1. Translated from the Anguttara-Nikya (iii. 351).

  • That's the one proposal that most observers feel Bush will readily accept; the 'fivefold' increase in U.S. trainers embedded with the Iraqi troops.

    America is the Author of the Civil War in Iraq

  • Department of Energy who met in Houston, Texas Jan. 23-24, 2006, before Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservative government was sworn in - encouraged decision makers '' to streamline the regulatory approval process, '' with a '' one-stop-shop '' for project proposals and facilitate a '' fivefold '' expansion of oil production in Alberta from one million to five million barrels a day.

    Big Blue Picture

  • Between July 2008 and the time he had left office, President Bush had authorized thirty Predator and Reaper strikes on Pakistani territory, a fivefold increase compared to the six strikes that the CIA had launched during the first half of 2008.

    The Longest War

  • Suicide attacks went up more than fivefold, from seventeen in 2005 to 123 a year later, while IED attacks doubled; attacks on international forces tripled; Afghan civilian deaths at the hands of the insurgents reached a record seven hundred; and American and NATO military deaths were at their highest levels since the Taliban were ousted.

    The Longest War

  • "I think it is strange that there aren't any female sushi chefs," says Mr. Nakamura, who teaches at a culinary school in Shinjuku commercial center in Tokyo and says that the number of female students has swelled fivefold over the past 20 years.

    Hot Women Serving Cold Fish Make for Raw Feelings in Tokyo

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