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Meaning & Definition of Threefold in English

English

Threefold

/θrifoʊld/

adjective

1. Three times as great or many

  • "A claim for treble (or triple) damages"
  • "A threefold increase"
    synonym:
  • treble
  • ,
  • threefold
  • ,
  • three-fold
  • ,
  • triple

2. 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
    synonym:
  • double
  • ,
  • dual
  • ,
  • twofold
  • ,
  • two-fold
  • ,
  • treble
  • ,
  • threefold
  • ,
  • three-fold

adverb

1. By a factor of three

  • "Our rent increased threefold in the past five years"
    synonym:
  • threefold
  • ,
  • three times