Meaning of MANIFOLD in English


adj. & n.

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

2 having various forms, parts, applications, etc.

3 performing several functions at once.


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

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


manifoldly adv. manifoldness n.

Etymology: OE manigfeald (as MANY, -FOLD)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.