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Meaning of MANIFOLD

Pronunciation:  'manu`fowld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
  2. [adj]  many and varied; having many features or forms; "manifold reasons"; "our manifold failings"; "manifold intelligence"; "the multiplex opportunities in high technology"
  3. [v]  combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
  4. [v]  make multiple copies of; "multiply a letter"

MANIFOLD is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: multiple, multiplex, multiply
 See Also: copy, double, duplicate, exhaust manifold, increase, inlet manifold, intake manifold, pipage, pipe, piping, proliferate, quadruple, quintuple, re-create, treble, triple



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Man"i*fold\, a. [AS. manigfeald. See {Many}, and
    1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous;
       multiplied; complicated.
             O Lord, how manifold are thy works!   --Ps. civ. 24.
             I know your manifold transgressions.  --Amos v. 12.
    2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to
       qualify nouns in the singular number. ``The manifold
       wisdom of God.'' --Eph. iii. 10. ``The manifold grace of
       God.'' --1 Pet. iv. 10.
    {Manifold writing}, a process or method by which several
       copies, as of a letter, are simultaneously made, sheets of
       coloring paper being infolded with thin sheets of plain
       paper upon which the marks made by a stylus or a
       type-writer are transferred.
  2. \Man"i*fold\, n.
    1. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
    2. (Mech.) A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of
       lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several
    3. pl. The third stomach of a ruminant animal. [Local, U.S.]
  3. \Man"i*fold\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Manifolded}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Manifolding}.]
    To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to
    manifold a letter.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: allotropic, assorted, divers, diverse, diversified, diversiform, heteromorphic, heteromorphous, increased, many, many-sided, metamorphic, metamorphotic, miscellaneous, multifarious, multifold, multiform, multiphase, multiple, multiplex, multiplied, multitudinous, numerous, polymorphic, polymorphous, polynomial, protean, proteiform, sundry, varied, various