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2 definitions found
 for threefold
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Threefold \Three"fold`\, a. [OE. [thorn]reofald; cf. AS.
     Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as,
     threefold justice.
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           A threefold cord is not quickly broken.  --Eccl. iv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: by a factor of three; "our rent increased threefold in
             the past five years" [syn: threefold, three times]
      adj 1: three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or
             triple) damages"; "a threefold increase" [syn: treble,
             threefold, three-fold, triple]
      2: 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 [syn: double,
         dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-