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threefold

(ˈθriːˌfəʊld)
adj
1. (Mathematics) equal to or having three times as many or as much; triple: a threefold decrease.
2. (Mathematics) composed of three parts: a threefold purpose.
adv
(Mathematics) by or up to three times as many or as much

three•fold

(ˈθriˌfoʊld)

adj.
1. having three elements or parts; triple.
2. three times as great or as much; treble; triple.
adv.
3. in threefold manner or measure; triply; trebly.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.threefold - three times as great or manythreefold - three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
2.threefold - having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualitiesthreefold - 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
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
Adv.1.threefold - by a factor of three; "our rent increased threefold in the past five years"
Translations
trojnásobnětrojnásobný

threefold

[ˈθriːfəʊld]
A. ADJtriple
B. ADVtres veces

threefold

[ˈθriːfəʊld] adv
to increase threefold → triplerthree-fourths [ˌθriːˈfɔːrθs] n (US)trois quarts mplthree-piece suit [ˌθriːpiːsˈsuːt ˌθriːpiːsˈsjuːt] ncostume m trois-pièces, trois-pièces mthree-piece suite [ˌθriːpiːsˈswiːt] nensemble m (composé d'un canapé et de deux fauteuils)three-ply [ˌθriːˈplaɪ] adj
[wood] → à trois épaisseurs
[wool] → à trois filsthree ply n (= wool) → laine f trois filsthree-point turn ndemi-tour m en trois manœuvresthree-quarter [θriːˈkwɔːrr]
n (RUGBY)trois-quarts m inv
adj [sleeves] → trois-quarts inv
a three-quarter length coat → un trois-quarts, un manteau trois-quartsthree quarters three-quarters ntrois quarts mpl
three-quarters of an hour → trois quarts d'heure
adv
The money is three-quarters gone → Les trois quarts de l'argent ont été dépensés.
three-quarters full → au trois quarts plein(e)
three-quarters empty → au trois quarts videthree Rs n
the three Rs la lecture, l'écriture et l'arithmétique
References in classic literature ?
The answer is threefold. The first means of recognition is the sense of hearing; which with us is far more highly developed than with you, and which enables us not only to distinguish by the voice our personal friends, but even to discriminate between different classes, at least so far as concerns the three lowest orders, the Equilateral, the Square, and the Pentagon -- for of the Isosceles I take no account.
In the first he put those who did not take an active part in the affairs of the lodges or in human affairs, but were exclusively occupied with the mystical science of the order: with questions of the threefold designation of God, the three primordial elements- sulphur, mercury, and salt- or the meaning of the square and all the various figures of the temple of Solomon.
There was a threefold surprise that day, by the brookside.
It had now become a weary and almost hopeless task, and had it not been for the threefold motives of honor, friendship and gratitude, implanted in their hearts, our two travelers would have given up many a time their rides over the sand, their interrogatories of the peasantry and their close inspection of faces.
On these steps, by-the-by, I have not unfrequently seen Madame Pelet seated with a trencher on her knee, engaged in the threefold employment of eating her dinner, gossiping with her favourite servant, the housemaid, and scolding her antagonist, the cook; she never dined, and seldom indeed took any meal with her son; and as to showing her face at the boys' table, that was quite out of the question.
Unluckily it brought down a Sioux warrior, for whose wanton destruction threefold vengeance had been taken, as has been stated.
It may not be that the Achaeans should mourn the dead with their bellies; day by day men fall thick and threefold continually; when should we have respite from our sorrow?
The object of this manoeuvre was that the threefold assault should be delivered simultaneously.
The task we set ourselves was threefold. First, the weeding out from our circles of the secret agents of the Oligarchy.
In the threefold capacity, of the gentleman from outside who had been accidentally locked in on the night of his first appearance, of the gentleman from outside who had inquired into the affairs of the Father of the Marshalsea with the stupendous idea of getting him out, and of the gentleman from outside who took an interest in the child of the Marshalsea, Clennam soon became a visitor of mark.
One bright day in the last week of February, I was walking in the park, enjoying the threefold luxury of solitude, a book, and pleasant weather; for Miss Matilda had set out on her daily ride, and Miss Murray was gone in the carriage with her mamma to pay some morning calls.
Your threefold aid I crave From death and ruin our city to save.