Meaning of THREEFOLD in English


I. ˈthrē|fōld adjective

Etymology: Middle English threfold, from Old English thrēofeald, from thrīe, thrēo three + -feald -fold

1. : having three parts or aspects : triple

a threefold purpose

a threefold meaning

2. : being three times as large, as great, or as many as some understood size, degree, or amount

a threefold increase

II. adverb

Etymology: Middle English threfolde, from Old English thrēofealde, from thrēofeald, adjective

: to three times as much or as many : thrice : by three times

increased threefold

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