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

  • adj. Having several parts or members.
  • adj. Being several times as much or as many.

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  • adj. By several times.
  • adv. By a factor of a several.


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several +‎ -fold


  • Then, at age 30, he married into a prosperous Pittsburgh family and instantly multiplied his net worth severalfold. . .

    Banking On the Future

  • By redistributing a share of the severalfold economic growth since then, worker activism, new laws and court decisions changed all that.

    Real Caricature, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • In fact, fat breakdown and fat burning are exquisitely sensitive to changes in the amount of insulin released in response to dietary carbohydrate.8Small decreases in insulin can almost immediately increase fat burning severalfold.


  • Even if per unit GDP carbon emissions do go down, total carbon emissions will increase severalfold, and trends of global warming will be all the more severe.

    China's Pessimism, skepticism and concern over Copenhagen

  • Here I'm envisioning the magnificent performance of the late Henry Cele in Shaka Zulu multiplied severalfold across all genres.


  • The rewards for bridging the "cultural divide" are severalfold: One's voice develops an authenticity which can propel the story to a higher level.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • On a world-wide basis it is doubtful if the sum of these exceeded 10,000 kilogram-calories per man per day, and this was a severalfold increase over the energy from food alone.

    Energy from Fossil Fuels (historical)

  • My current conclusions on the analysis so far are severalfold.

    Gerry North's Suggested Reading on Climate Models « Climate Audit

  • I think the reason that we're not saying send American troops in at this point is severalfold.

    CNN Transcript Sep 30, 2004

  • As with Apache trout, however, it is likely that Mexican golden trout, given optimal environmental conditions and an abundant food supply, could grow to a size severalfold greater than that imposed by the limitations of the harsh environment they inhabit.

    Trout and Salmon of North America


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