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hundredfold

(ˈhʌndrədfəʊld)
adj
having a hundred times as many or as much
adv
by a factor of a hundred

hun•dred•fold

(ˈhʌn drɪdˌfoʊld)

adj.
1. a hundred times as great or as much.
2. comprising a hundred parts or members.
adv.
3. in a hundredfold measure.
[1125–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.hundredfold - by a factor of one hundredhundredfold - by a factor of one hundred; "they money increased a hundredfold"
Translations
مئة ضِعْف
stokrát
hundrede gange
százszorosa
hundraîfaldur
stokrát
yüz kat/misli

hundredfold

adj, advhundertfach; to increase a hundredfoldum das Hundertfache steigern

hundred

(ˈhandrəd) noun
1. (plural ˈhundred) the number 100. Ten times ten is a hundred; more than one/a hundred; There must be at least six hundred of them here.
2. the figure 100.
3. the age of 100. She's over a hundred; a man of a hundred.
4. (plural ˈhundred) a hundred pounds or dollars. I lost several hundred at the casino last night.
adjective
1. 100 in number. six hundred people; a few hundred pounds.
2. aged 100. He is a hundred today.
ˈhundred-
a hundred-dollar bill.
ˈhundredfold adjective, adverb
one hundred times as much or as great. Production has increased a hundredfold.
ˈhundredth noun
1. one of a hundred equal parts.
2. (also adjective) (the) last of a hundred (people, things etc) or (the person, thing etc) in an equivalent position.
ˈhundreds of
1. several hundred. He has hundreds of pounds in the bank.
2. very many. I've got hundreds of things to do.
References in classic literature ?
I examined the fittings of the apparatus, the strength of which was increased a hundredfold by lenticular rings, placed similar to those in a lighthouse, and which projected their brilliance in a horizontal plane.
But he loved the work because it was for her and the tiny life that had come to cheer them, though adding a hundredfold to his responsibilities and to the terribleness of their situation.
Things stood thus, when an incident took place which increased the interest attached to this great enterprise a hundredfold.
Nay, he would do a great deal more for Adam than he should otherwise have done, when he came into the estate; Hetty's husband had a special claim on him--Hetty herself should feel that any pain she had suffered through Arthur in the past was compensated to her a hundredfold.
It is well for Tarzan that he did not guess the truth, for the knowledge would have but added a hundredfold to his suffering.
But there would have been one, and an insuperable one, and I announced to the world that I held these estates, multiplied by the times and my industry, a hundredfold in value, only as his trustee.
Never had Dolly looked so handsome as she did then, in all the glow and grace of youth, with all her charms increased a hundredfold by a most becoming dress, by a thousand little coquettish ways which nobody could assume with a better grace, and all the sparkling expectation of that accursed party.
If Rob had been grimly resolved to win the arrow before, the sight of her sweet face multiplied his determination an hundredfold.
Her conviction that the man's hateful admiration of herself was really sincere, seemed to have increased a hundredfold her distrust of his unfathomable cunning, her inborn dread of the wicked energy and vigilance of all his faculties.
His bloated body and shrunken legs--their deformity enhanced a hundredfold by the fantastic dress--the glassy eyes, contrasting fearfully with the thick white paint with which the face was besmeared; the grotesquely-ornamented head, trembling with paralysis, and the long skinny hands, rubbed with white chalk--all gave him a hideous and unnatural appearance, of which no description could convey an adequate idea, and which, to this day, I shudder to think of.
It was the subject of my meditations for many an hour, while pacing to and fro across my room, or traversing, with a hundredfold repetition, the long extent from the front door of the Custom-House to the side entrance, and back again.
It came up and grew and yielded thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.