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    threefold - Dictionary definition and meaning for word threefold

    Definition
    (adj) three times as great or many
    Synonyms : three-fold , treble , triple
    Example Sentence
    • a claim for treble (or triple) damages
    • a threefold increase
    Definition
    (adj) having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
    Synonyms : double , dual , three-fold , treble , two-fold , twofold
    Example Sentence
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning
    Definition
    (adv) by a factor of three
    Synonyms : three times
    Example Sentence
    • our rent increased threefold in the past five years
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