Threefold Three"fold`, a. [OE. [thorn]reofald; cf. AS. [thorn]r[=i]feald.] Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as, threefold justice. [1913 Webster]

A threefold cord is not quickly broken. --Eccl. iv. 12. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

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  • threefold — three|fold [ˈθri:fəuld US fould] adj three times as much or as many ▪ increase production threefold >threefold adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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