fivefold fivefold  /ˈfaɪv ˌfoʊld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having five units or components

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In the same 15 years, sportcoat production has soared from an annual 700,000 to 8,000,000; output of slacks has grown fivefold, to 75 million pairs in 1954.
  2. Michigan State University got high marks for increasing the number of sustainability courses it offered fivefold since 2000.
  3. The inflow of Chinese has completely changed his part of the city; his rent has climbed fivefold in as many years, to an annual $4,000.

News

  • Pao de Acucar Chases B2W With Strategy Echoing Amazon’s

    With a new Web platform echoing Amazon.com Inc. ’s, Pao de Acucar expects a fivefold boost in online product offerings by the end of 2014, Chief Executive Officer Eneas Pestana said in an interview.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

Quotes

  1. "This was a door God opened for Apui. Today the city has grown fivefold and people are flooding in from every corner of the country," said Antonio Carlos Santos, 48, who quit his policeman job to work the mines.
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Antônio Carlos Santos Source: Forbes

  2. "Across Afghanistan last year, the number of roadside bomb attacks doubled, direct fire attacks on international forces almost tripled and suicide bombings grew nearly fivefold," Bush said.
    on Feb 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  3. Francis Collins, director of the NHGRI, said: "This new project will increase the sensitivity of disease discovery efforts across the genome fivefold and within gene regions at least tenfold ...... This will change the way we carry out studies of...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Francis Collins Source: guardian.co.uk

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