Definition of sevenfold in English:

sevenfold

adjective

  • 1Seven times as great or as numerous.

    ‘stock fund sales were up sevenfold from December’
    • ‘The next year, Washington granted $5.3 million in military aid - a sevenfold increase.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A sevenfold increase in the risk of severe or moderate disability remained after birth weight and gestational age were controlled for.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Last year, 409 immigrants died trying to get across - a sevenfold increase since 1995.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These factors result in substantial morbidity and a sevenfold increase in mortality from the disease, although absolute death rates are low.’
    • ‘On the positive side, Spanish-language newspaper circulation has nearly quadrupled over the past 13 years and advertising revenues are up sevenfold.’
    • ‘Some dentists quit altogether while others reduced their NHS commitments, leading to a sevenfold increase in private dentistry in the past 10 years.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1Having 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’
    • ‘They found that oxygen consumption rose sevenfold in lab pythons after feeding.’
    • ‘The incidence of aneurysm increases sevenfold in those who smoked more than one pack of cigarettes per day.’
    • ‘Over the past five years, the number of Swedes under 35 claiming long-term disability increased more than sevenfold.’
    • ‘The use of wind power worldwide as a source of energy grew sevenfold in 1990-2000.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After 1985 restrictions on the investment of French capital abroad were lifted, and French investments abroad rose sevenfold by 1990.’
    • ‘Foreign investment has increased sevenfold in 20 years.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Our exports to the applicant countries increased sevenfold between 1994 and 2000.’
    • ‘Victoria's population had increased sevenfold from 76000 to 540000, 45 per cent of the Australian population of 1200000 in 1861.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He increased its income sevenfold in three years, but in 1986 he was accused of misusing his expense account.’
    • ‘These devices have been shown to increase the risk for infection sevenfold.’
    • ‘France had not completed its goals, mostly because of the horrific costs of war, which had increased France's total government debt sevenfold.’
    • ‘By 1520 62 German cities possessed printing presses, and between 1517 and 1524 the publication of printed books in these cities increased sevenfold.’
    • ‘Within the past decade, the incidence of this bone disease in the United States increased sevenfold.’
    • ‘In the two months following his warning, cases of SARS in Hong Kong leapt sevenfold, from 260 to over 1,700 infections.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That prison population has increased sevenfold from 300,000 since 1980.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation:

sevenfold

/ˈsevənˌfōld/