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 History of this Word

"fold" is from "feald" (to fold) spoken by people in England during 450-1100 A.D.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
manifold
millionfold
manyfold
bifold

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-fold" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates multiplied by or divided into parts. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-fold illustration Canada's installed wind power capacity is expected to grow nearly tenfold by 2015
-fold illustration Stop reading, grab your billfold or wherever you keep your money, and begin an automatic savings plan by removing 10% of whatever is in it.