Meaning of MANIFOLD in English

MANIFOLD

adj. & n.

--adj. literary 1 many and various (manifold vexations).

2 having various forms, parts, applications, etc.

3 performing several functions at once.

--n.

1. a thing with many different forms, parts, applications, etc.

2 Mech. a pipe or chamber branching into several openings.

Derivatives:

manifoldly adv. manifoldness n.

Etymology: OE manigfeald (as MANY, -FOLD)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.