Definition of Fourfold

1. Adjective. Four times as great or many. "A fourfold increase in the dosage"

Exact synonyms: Four-fold, Quadruple
Similar to: Multiple

2. Adverb. By a factor of four. "The price of gasoline has increased fourfold over the past two years"
Exact synonyms: Four Times

3. Adjective. Having four units or components. "Quadruplex wire"
Exact synonyms: Four-fold, Quadruple, Quadruplex, Quadruplicate
Similar to: Multiple

Definition of Fourfold

1. a. & adv. Four times; quadruple; as, a fourfold division.

2. n. Four times as many or as much.

3. v. t. To make four times as much or as many, as an assessment; to quadruple.

Definition of Fourfold

1. Adjective. four times as great ¹

2. Adjective. quadruple ¹

3. Adverb. by a factor of four ¹

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Definition of Fourfold

1. four times as great [adj]

Medical Definition of Fourfold

1. Four times; quadruple; as, a fourfold division. "He snall restore the lamb fourfold." (2 Sam. Xii. 6) Origin: AS. Feowerfeold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fourfold

four square
four thousand
four times
fourfold (current term)
fourfold point correlation
fourhorn sculpin
fourhorn sculpins
fourier analysis

Literary usage of Fourfold

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Creation Centred in Christ by Henry Grattan Guinness (1896)
"fourfold measures are systematically associated in Scripture with creature forms. There exists a natural foundation for this fact in the four great types of ..."

2. ... Select Notes on the International Sunday School Lessons by Adolphus Frederick Schauffler (1899)
"A fourfold cord is not easily broken." (2) Jesus is presented to us from ... (3) It is this fourfold view that presents Jesus as the Saviour of all men, ..."

3. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"Is of a fourfold exhortation, to all those especially that the Lord has espoused to himself. CHAPTER IX. A fourfold EXHORTATION TO BELIEVERS. ..."

4. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut [1636-1776] by Connecticut, Connecticut General Assembly, Connecticut Council, James Hammond Trumbull, Connecticut Council of Safety, Charles Jeremy Hoadly (1872)
"Addition to West Haddam, Addition to Fairfield, fourfold assessments, Fairfield, - fourfold assessments, Windham, - Addition to Wallingsford, - Addition, ..."

5. My Life with Young Men: Fifty Years in the Young Men's Christian Association by Richard Cary Morse (1918)
"SPECIALIZATION ON THE FOUR FEATURES OF THE fourfold WORK As early as 1870 ... Physical Department The physical feature of the fourfold work was the first to ..."

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