from The Century Dictionary.

  • Eight times the number or quantity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Eight times a quantity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Eight times as much; multiplied by eight.
  • adjective Containing eight parts.
  • adverb Eight times as much.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having eight units or components
  • adjective having eight units or components


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eight +‎ -fold


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  • I tried various higher symmetry schemes and then finally hit upon what I called the eightfold way, with the group SU3 as an approximate symmetry.

    Comments on Comments - The Panda's Thumb 2005

  • This sevenfold meditation posture is often referred to as the eightfold one by adding the method of breathing.

    A Commentary on A Root Text for Gelug-Kagyu Mahamudra the First Panchen Lama Lozang-chokyi-gyeltsen 2006

  • The path to freedom consists of eight factors (often referred to as the eightfold path).

    Noah Levine: The Four Noble Truths 2009

  • The path to freedom consists of eight factors (often referred to as the eightfold path).

    The Full Feed from 2009

  • Workers at the Grasberg mining complex operated by the U.S. giant Freeport-McMoran began a monthlong strike Sept. 15, demanding at least an eightfold increase in the minimum wage, currently $1.50 an hour.

    Indonesian Security Forces Fire on Striking Miners Deden Sudrajat 2011

  • Years from now, the boat will reach a port by the sea, and the generations of spider descendants upon it will look out, from their nearsighted, eightfold eyes, at something unanswered.

    The Conversation 2010

  • Put another way, a Salvadorean man with a high-school education needs only to come to the U.S. to increase his annual earning power more than eightfold, from $2,700 to $22,611—a figure, by the way, almost identical to the earning potential for Americans with the same level of education.

    Talent On the Move Katherine Mangu-Ward 2011

  • Other research suggests that menopause can increase the risk of sleep apnea almost eightfold.

    How Hormones And Hot Flashes Affect Sleep Health 2011

  • Over the past three decades, the inmate population has grown eightfold, to roughly 200,000, according to government statistics.

    Suit Claims Prisoners Are Mistreated John R. Emshwiller 2011

  • Yet one investor in Peninsula estimates that, if Mr. Weschler had never invested in W.R. Grace, the fund still would have gone up sevenfold or eightfold since its inception in 2000.

    A Disciplined and Driven 'Connect-the-Dots' Investor Steve Eder 2011


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