Definitions for: Manifold

[n] a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
[adj] many and varied; having many features or forms; "manifold reasons"; "our manifold failings"; "manifold intelligence"; "the multiplex opportunities in high technology"
[v] combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
[v] make multiple copies of; "multiply a letter"

Webster (1913) Definition: Man"i*fold, a. [AS. manigfeald. See Many, and
1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous;
multiplied; complicated.

O Lord, how manifold are thy works! --Ps. civ. 24.

I know your manifold transgressions. --Amos v. 12.

2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to
qualify nouns in the singular number. ``The manifold
wisdom of God.'' --Eph. iii. 10. ``The manifold grace of
God.'' --1 Pet. iv. 10.

Manifold writing, a process or method by which several
copies, as of a letter, are simultaneously made, sheets of
coloring paper being infolded with thin sheets of plain
paper upon which the marks made by a stylus or a
type-writer are transferred.

Man"i*fold, n.
1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.

2. (Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of
lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several

3. pl. The third stomach of a ruminant animal. [Local, U.S.]

Man"i*fold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Manifolded; p. pr.
& vb. n. Manifolding.]
To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to
manifold a letter.

Synonyms: multiple, multiplex, multiply

See Also: copy, double, duplicate, exhaust manifold, increase, inlet manifold, intake manifold, pipage, pipe, piping, proliferate, quadruple, quintuple, re-create, treble, triple

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