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1. threefold

adjective. ['ˈθriːˌfoʊld'] having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson.

Synonyms

  • multiple
  • treble
  • double
  • twofold
  • two-fold
  • dual

Antonyms

  • low
  • malfunction
  • straighten
  • unequivocal

Etymology

  • þreofald (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word threefold


1. Adjective
The law of threefold return doesn't encourage the practice of black magic.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Expand the bottom width of the trench threefold.

3. Verb, past participle
The problems with this approach are threefold.

Quotes containing the word threefold


1. A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition. Like money, books must be kept in constant circulation... A book is not only a friend, it makes friends for you. When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.
- Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

2. threefold

adjective. ['ˈθriːˌfoʊld'] three times as great or many.

Synonyms

  • triple
  • multiple
  • treble

Antonyms

  • multivalent
  • univalent
  • small
  • little

Etymology

  • þreofald (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. threefold

adverb. ['ˈθriːˌfoʊld'] by a factor of three.

Antonyms

  • uninominal

Etymology

  • þreofald (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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