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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. [thorn]r[imac]feald.] Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as, threefold justice. [1913 Webster] A threefold cord is not quickly broken. --Eccl. iv. 12. [1913 Webster]From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
threefold 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- fold]