Definitions for threefoldˈθriˌfoʊld

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

three•foldˈθriˌfoʊld(adj.)

  1. having three elements or parts; triple.

  2. three times as great or as much; treble; triple.

  3. (adv.)in threefold manner or measure; triply; trebly.

Origin of threefold:

bef. 1000

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treble, threefold, three-fold, triple(adj)

    three times as great or many

    "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"

  2. double, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-fold(adverb)

    having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

    "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison

  3. threefold, three times(adverb)

    by a factor of three

    "our rent increased threefold in the past five years"

Wiktionary

  1. threefold(Adverb)

    by a factor of three

  2. threefold(Adjective)

    three times as great

  3. threefold(Adjective)

    triple

  4. threefold(Adjective)

    relating to the threefold law

  5. Origin: þreofald

Webster Dictionary

  1. Threefold(adj)

    consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as, threefold justice

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