thousandfold

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thusendfold, thusendfeld, from Old English þūsendfeald, from Proto-Germanic *þūsundīfalþaz, corresponding to thousand +‎ -fold. Cognate with Dutch duizendvoud, duizendvoudig, German tausendfältig, Danish tusindfold, Swedish tusendfalt, tusendfaltig, Icelandic þúsundfalt.

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thousandfold (not comparable)

  1. Multiplied by one thousand (1000), repeated a thousand times.
    The changes to the algorithm resulted in a thousandfold increase in efficiency, earning the engineer a small brass plaque.
  2. Having one thousand parts or members.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      Looking into his eyes, you seemed to see there the yet lingering images of those thousand-fold perils he had calmly confronted through life.

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thousandfold (not comparable)

  1. By a factor of a thousand.

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