Definition of sevenfold in English:

sevenfold

adjective

  • 1Seven times as great or as numerous.

    ‘stock fund sales were up sevenfold from December’
    • ‘People with a white racial background have at least a 10-fold increase in the incidence of melanoma compared with blacks and a sevenfold increased incidence compared with American Hispanics.’
    • ‘Last year, 409 immigrants died trying to get across - a sevenfold increase since 1995.’
    • ‘But with the sevenfold expansion in the world economy over the last half-century, failing to address these market shortcomings and the economic distortions they create will lead to economic decline.’
    • ‘The next year, Washington granted $5.3 million in military aid - a sevenfold increase.’
    • ‘Some dentists quit altogether while others reduced their NHS commitments, leading to a sevenfold increase in private dentistry in the past 10 years.’
    • ‘These factors result in substantial morbidity and a sevenfold increase in mortality from the disease, although absolute death rates are low.’
    • ‘Other research suggests that men who undergo open-heart surgery have a sevenfold decrease in mortality if they draw strength from religious faith and regularly get together with a group of people, such as a bowling league.’
    • ‘New statistics reveal that although deaths from ecstasy quadrupled in England and Wales between 1998 and 2001, Scotland saw a sevenfold increase over the same period.’
    • ‘The residential market for broadband access will be worth around $88 billion by 2007, an estimated sevenfold increase in revenue over the next five years.’
    • ‘A sevenfold increase in the risk of severe or moderate disability remained after birth weight and gestational age were controlled for.’
    • ‘Group 1 demonstrated a sevenfold increase in the number of cases.’
    • ‘Associate Paliburg Holdings reported a more than sevenfold net profit increase to HK $127.5 million in the first half from HK $15.8 million a year earlier.’
    • ‘On the positive side, Spanish-language newspaper circulation has nearly quadrupled over the past 13 years and advertising revenues are up sevenfold.’
    1. 1.1 Having seven parts or elements.
      ‘the sevenfold purpose of religious education’

adverb

  • By seven times; to seven times the number or amount.

    ‘his rent had gone up sevenfold’
    • ‘Our exports to the applicant countries increased sevenfold between 1994 and 2000.’
    • ‘Over the past five years, the number of Swedes under 35 claiming long-term disability increased more than sevenfold.’
    • ‘The numbers of those with mental health problems being sent to prison has increased sevenfold since the introduction of ‘care in the community’ policies, cutting back on specialist psychiatric provisions.’
    • ‘Foreign investment has increased sevenfold in 20 years.’
    • ‘France had not completed its goals, mostly because of the horrific costs of war, which had increased France's total government debt sevenfold.’
    • ‘Although NCLR's annual budget has grown sevenfold to about $3.6 million during executive director Kate Kendell's nine-year tenure, every dime is still squeezed.’
    • ‘Within the past decade, the incidence of this bone disease in the United States increased sevenfold.’
    • ‘These devices have been shown to increase the risk for infection sevenfold.’
    • ‘They found that oxygen consumption rose sevenfold in lab pythons after feeding.’
    • ‘That prison population has increased sevenfold from 300,000 since 1980.’
    • ‘After 1985 restrictions on the investment of French capital abroad were lifted, and French investments abroad rose sevenfold by 1990.’
    • ‘Victoria's population had increased sevenfold from 76000 to 540000, 45 per cent of the Australian population of 1200000 in 1861.’
    • ‘The incidence of aneurysm increases sevenfold in those who smoked more than one pack of cigarettes per day.’
    • ‘In England, the price of agricultural produce increased sevenfold in the late 1500s, while the price of manufactured goods went up by 300 per cent.’
    • ‘To that end, NBC has paid Miss Robinson a hefty £1 million for 13 shows, a salary that could increase sevenfold if it is a long-term ratings winner.’
    • ‘The use of wind power worldwide as a source of energy grew sevenfold in 1990-2000.’
    • ‘By 1520 62 German cities possessed printing presses, and between 1517 and 1524 the publication of printed books in these cities increased sevenfold.’
    • ‘The country's trade surplus swelled sevenfold to US $80.4 billion in the first 10 months of this year, aggravating tensions with the US and the EU, its biggest trading partners.’
    • ‘In the two months following his warning, cases of SARS in Hong Kong leapt sevenfold, from 260 to over 1,700 infections.’
    • ‘He increased its income sevenfold in three years, but in 1986 he was accused of misusing his expense account.’

Pronunciation

sevenfold

/ˈsɛvənˌfoʊld//ˈsevənˌfōld/