Definition of Threefold

1. Adjective. Three times as great or many. "A threefold increase"

Exact synonyms: Three-fold, Treble, Triple
Similar to: Multiple

2. Adverb. By a factor of three. "Our rent increased threefold in the past five years"
Exact synonyms: Three Times

3. Adjective. Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities. "Every episode has its double and treble meaning"
Exact synonyms: Double, Dual, Three-fold, Treble, Two-fold, Twofold
Similar to: Multiple

Definition of Threefold

1. a. Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as, threefold justice.

Definition of Threefold

1. Adjective. three times as great ¹

2. Adjective. triple ¹

3. Adjective. (context: Wicca) relating to the threefold law ¹

4. Adverb. by a factor of three ¹

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Definition of Threefold

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Threefold

three hots and a cot
three hundred
three o'clock
three of a kind
three ring circus
three sheets to the wind
three skips of a louse
three thousand
three times
three true outcomes
three up, three down
three wise men
threefold (current term)
threefold law

Literary usage of Threefold

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1. Publications (1848)
"If he cannot command me in that circumstance of time to worship God, this or that day, can he command me to the worship itself? A threefold Peace. ..."

2. A Beginner's History of Philosophy by Herbert Ernest Cushman (1911)
"The threefold World' of Kant—Subjective States, Things-in-Themselves, and Phenomena. In his search for those indispensable conditions of knowledge of the ..."

3. The Life of Adoniram Judson by Edward Judson (1883)
"THE threefold CORD. ECCLES. iv. 12. Written by a Missionary in Burmah. You hope, my dear brother, ... I present you, therefore, with the threefold cord. ..."

4. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... it is probable that this threefold division was clearly established.3 The three- How to destroy this threefold division so as to unite the i?on ..."

5. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"The adoption of a classification of psychological facts based on studies of nervous processes is a frank abandonment of the historic threefold ..."

6. A Memoir of the Life and Labors of the Rev. Adoniram Judson by Francis Wayland (1853)
"E. THE threefold CORD. ECCLES. Written by a Missionary in Burmah. You hope, my dear brother, ... I present you, therefore, with the threefold cord ..."

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