What does threefold mean?

Definitions for threefoldˈθriˌfoʊld

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word threefold.

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"


  1. threefold(Adverb)

    by a factor of three

  2. threefold(Adjective)

    three times as great

  3. threefold(Adjective)


  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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of threefold in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of threefold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bhagavad Gita:

    Knowledge, the object of knowledge and the knower are the three factors which motivate action the senses, the work and the doer comprise the threefold basis of action.

  2. Sigmund Freud:

    The analytic psychotherapist thus has a threefold battle to wage -- in his own mind against the forces which seek to drag him down from the analytic level; outside the analysis, against opponents who dispute the importance he attaches to the sexual instinctual forces and hinder him from making use of them in his scientific technique; and inside the analysis, against his patients, who at first behave like opponents but later on reveal the overvaluation of sexual life which dominates them, and who try to make him captive to their socially untamed passion.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I've come here personally, as the leader of the world's largest economy and the second-largest emitter, to say that the United States of America not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it, over the last seven years, we've made ambitious investments in clean energy and ambitious reductions in our carbon emissions. We've multiplied wind power threefold, and solar power more than twentyfold, helping create parts of America where these clean power sources are finally cheaper than dirtier, conventional power. Chinese President Xi Jinping said that the conference.

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