Fourfold



[fawr-fohld, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌfoʊld, ˈfoʊr-/

adjective
1.
comprising four parts or members.
2.
four times as great or as much.
adverb
3.
in fourfold measure.
/ˈfɔːˌfəʊld/
adjective
1.
equal to or having four times as many or as much
2.
composed of four parts
adverb
3.
by or up to four times as many or as much
adj.

Old English feowerfeald; see four + -fold.

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