Meaning of -FOLD in English

-FOLD

suffix forming adjectives and adverbs from cardinal numbers, meaning: 1 in an amount multiplied by (repaid tenfold). 2 consisting of so many parts (threefold blessing). [OE - fald, -feald, rel. to FOLD(1): orig. sense 'folded in so many layers']

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.