Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

/ ˈmænɪfəʊld; NAmE -foʊld/ adjective , noun

■ adjective

( formal ) many; of many different types :

The possibilities were manifold.

■ noun

( technical ) a pipe or chamber with several openings for taking gases in and out of a car engine :

the exhaust manifold

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English manigfeald ; current noun senses date from the mid 19th cent.

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