Etymology
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threefold (adj.)

late Old English þrifeald; see three + -fold.

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Definitions of threefold
1
threefold (adj.)
three times as great or many;
a threefold increase
Synonyms: treble / three-fold / triple
threefold (adj.)
having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "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;
Synonyms: double / dual / twofold / two-fold / treble / three-fold
2
threefold (adv.)
by a factor of three;
our rent increased threefold in the past five years
Synonyms: three times
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