fourfold [fawr-fohld, fohr-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. comprising four parts or members.
  2. four times as great or as much.


  1. in fourfold measure.

Origin of fourfold before 1000; Middle English foure fald, Old English feowerfealdum. See four, -fold Examples from the Web for fourfold Contemporary Examples of fourfold

  • Her basic argument, though it takes some work to decipher, is fourfold.

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    October 30, 2013

  • The stock has risen more than fourfold since its low of July 2011 and has nearly tripled so far in 2012.

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  • Historical Examples of fourfold

  • The bread that he had cast upon the waters was returning to him fourfold.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • If I have taken anything from any man, I restore him fourfold.

    How It All Came Round

    L. T. Meade

  • In the case of a sheep slaughtered or sold the restitution was to be fourfold.

    The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers

    Robert A. Watson

  • By means of fourfold pulleys the lift is increased to 40 feet.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism

    Archibald Williams

  • This process is fourfold, and the errors are in equal number.

    Novum Organum

    Francis Bacon

  • British Dictionary definitions for fourfold fourfold adjective

    1. equal to or having four times as many or as much
    2. composed of four parts


    1. by or up to four times as many or as much

    Word Origin and History for fourfold adj.

    Old English feowerfeald; see four + -fold.

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