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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[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter I, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803:
      “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; composed of seven items.
    • 1908, Edmund Doidge Anderson Morshead (transl.), The Seven Against Thebes in Four Plays of Aeschylus, page 120.
      Come down to the sevenfold gates and harry the foemen away!

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sevenfold (not comparable)

  1. By a factor of seven.


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