Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

n.

Pronunciation: ' ma-n ə - ˌ f ō ld

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English manigfeald, from manig many + -feald -fold

Date: before 12th century

1 a : marked by diversity or variety b : MANY

2 : comprehending or uniting various features : MULTIFARIOUS

3 : rightfully so-called for many reasons <a manifold liar>

4 : consisting of or operating many of one kind combined <a manifold bellpull>

– man · i · fold · ly \ - ˌ f ō l(d)-l ē \ adverb

– man · i · fold · ness \ - ˌ f ō l(d)-n ə s \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.