Meaning of MANIFOLD in English


[man.i.fold] adj [ME, fr. OE manigfeald, fr. manig many + -feald -fold] (bef. 12c) 1 a: marked by diversity or variety b: many

2: comprehending or uniting various features: multifarious

3: rightfully so-called for many reasons "a ~ liar"

4: consisting of or operating many of one kind combined "a ~ bellpull" -- adv -- man.i.fold.ness n

[2]manifold adv (bef. 12c): many times: a great deal "will increase your blessings ~" [3]manifold vt (bef. 12c) 1: to make manifold: multiply

2: to make several or many copies of ~ vi: to make several or many copies [4]manifold n (1855): something that is manifold: as a: a whole that unites or consists of many diverse elements "the ~ of aspirations, passions, frustrations --Harry Slochower" b: a pipe fitting with several lateral outlets for connecting one pipe with others; also: a fitting on an internal-combustion engine that directs a fuel and air mixture to or receives the exhaust gases from several cylinders c: set 21 d: a topological space in which every point has a neighborhood that is homeomorphic to the interior of a sphere in Euclidean space of the same number of dimensions

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