three·fold /ˈθriˌfold, ˈfold/
Three·fold a. Consisting of three, or thrice repeated; triple; as, threefold justice.
A threefold cord is not quickly broken. --Eccl. iv. 12.
adj 1: three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or
triple) damages"; "a threefold increase" [syn: treble,
2: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or
qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the
office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and
private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its
double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison [syn: double,
dual, twofold, treble]
adv : by a factor of three; "our rent increased threefold in the
past five years" [syn: three times]