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ninefold

[adj. nahyn-fohld; adv. nahyn-fohld] /adj. ˈnaɪnˌfoʊld; adv. ˈnaɪnˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
nine times as great or as much.
2.
having nine elements or parts.
adverb
3.
in a ninefold manner or measure; to or by nine times as much:
to increase one's income ninefold.
Origin of ninefold
1000
before 1000; nine + -fold; compare Old English nigonfeald in same sense (not attested in ME)
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  • Draw now the threefold knot firm on the ninefold bands, And the Law that ye make shall be law after the rule of your lands.

    A Song of the English Rudyard Kipling
  • And I praised her ninefold, and could have gone on for an hour.

    Dariel R. D. Blackmore
  • It may not be; the unlovely pool locks them in her gloomy wave, and Styx pours her ninefold barrier between.

British Dictionary definitions for ninefold

ninefold

/ˈnaɪnˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having nine times as many or as much
2.
composed of nine parts
adverb
3.
by or up to nine times as many or as much
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Word Origin and History for ninefold

Old English nigonfeald; see nine + -fold.

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