follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

tenfold

[adj. ten-fohld; adv. ten-fohld] /adj. ˈtɛnˌfoʊld; adv. ˈtɛnˈfoʊld/
adjective
1.
comprising ten parts or members.
2.
ten times as great or as much.
adverb
3.
in tenfold measure:
good deeds rewarded tenfold.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English; Old English tienfeald. See ten, -fold
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for tenfold
  • After the statue's debut, monthly museum attendance shot up tenfold.
  • The number of recordings has increased tenfold in the last two decades.
  • Increase the magnification tenfold, and still there is nothing.
  • Internal organs may double or triple or increase tenfold the required computer speed.
  • Water has a tenfold multiplying effect on the shocks.
  • Repeat, repeat in an unbearably humid tedium: give and it shall be returned to you tenfold.
  • The result could be a tenfold increase in download speed.
  • Over the next eight months, the value rose tenfold again.
  • Experiments have shown that this method reduces the number of defects by two orders of magnitude-and boosts brightness tenfold.
  • That's a tenfold improvement that could open the door to wider use of the technology.
British Dictionary definitions for tenfold

tenfold

/ˈtɛnˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having 10 times as many or as much a tenfold increase in population
2.
composed of 10 parts
adverb
3.
by or up to 10 times as many or as much the population increased tenfold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for tenfold

Old English tienfeald; see ten + -fold.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for tenfold

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for tenfold

11
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with tenfold