[ UK /fˈɔːfə‍ʊld/ ]
[ US /ˌfɔɹˈfoʊɫd/ ]
  1. by a factor of four
    the price of gasoline has increased fourfold over the past two years
  1. four times as great or many
    a fourfold increase in the dosage
  2. having four units or components
    quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure
    quadruplex wire
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How To Use fourfold In A Sentence

  • The length should be that of the bandaging; the breadth, three or four fingers; thickness, three or fourfold; number so as to encircle the limb, neither more nor less; those applied for the purpose of rectifying a deformity, should be of such a length as to encircle it; the breadth and thickness being determined by the vacuity, which is not to be filled up at once. On The Surgery
  • Edinburgh Rugby claim an average of 3,500 spectators for games this season, a fourfold increase from the previous year when they were known as the Edinburgh Reivers.
  • Sometimes indeed their young warriors closed in with us, and were as often vanquished; but they never failed to repay us fourfold from a safe distance. Life in the Rocky Mountains
  • And that is projected to increase fourfold by the middle of the century. The Sun
  • Bloom wound a skein round four forkfingers, stretched it, relaxed, and wound it round his troubled double, fourfold, in octave, gyved them fast. — Ulysses
  • Facing west is a bold design of a fourfold leaf with a tiny, barely noticeable face in the centre.
  • Two years later that figure had increased fourfold, and the numbers continue to grow.
  • As indicated by the shaded areas in the figure, the cavity is connected to outside through two types of channels having threefold and fourfold symmetries.
  • By 2010, food production in the cerrado is expected to increase to 98 million tons, a fourfold increase over 1990.
  • But data collected by federal health officials shows as much as a fourfold increase in the number of prescriptions written by physicians in some states from 1997 to 2001.
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