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From Middle English, from Old English seofonfeald. Equivalent to seven +‎ -fold


sevenfold ‎(not comparable)

  1. Seven times as much; multiplied by seven.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, chapterI:
      “I'm through with all pawn-games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
  2. Having seven parts.



sevenfold ‎(not comparable)

  1. By a factor of seven.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version)[1], Genesis 4:15
      And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.


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