Definitions for: Threefold


[adv] by a factor of three; "our rent increased threefold in the past five years"
[adj] having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
[adj] three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"



Webster (1913) Definition: Three"fold`, a. [OE. [thorn]reofald; cf. AS.
[thorn]r[=i]feald.]
Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as,
threefold justice.

A threefold cord is not quickly broken. --Eccl. iv.
12.

Synonyms: double, dual, multiple, three times, treble, triple, twofold

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