Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

adj. & n.

adj. literary 1 many and various (manifold vexations). 2 having various forms, parts, applications, etc. 3 performing several functions at once.

n. 1 a thing with many different forms, parts, applications, etc. 2 Mech. a pipe or chamber branching into several openings. manifoldly adv. manifoldness n.

[ OE manigfeald (as MANY, -FOLD) ]

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