Meaning of -FOLD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ suffix ]

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English -feald; akin to Old High German -falt -fold, Latin -plex, -plus, Old English fealdan

1. : multiplied by (a specified number) : times — in adjectives

a six fold increase

and adverbs

repay you ten fold

2. : having (so many) parts

three fold aspect of the problem

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.