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English Dictionary: manifold by the DICT Development Group
4 results for manifold
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. many and varied; having many features or forms; "manifold reasons"; "our manifold failings"; "manifold intelligence"; "the multiplex opportunities in high technology"
    Synonym(s): manifold, multiplex
  1. a pipe that has several lateral outlets to or from other pipes
  2. a lightweight paper used with carbon paper to make multiple copies; "an original and two manifolds"
    Synonym(s): manifold paper, manifold
  3. a set of points such as those of a closed surface or an analogue in three or more dimensions
  1. make multiple copies of; "multiply a letter"
  2. combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
    Synonym(s): multiply, manifold
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifold \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.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifold \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. [bd]The manifold
            wisdom of God.[b8] --Eph. iii. 10. [bd]The manifold grace
            of God.[b8] --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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Manifold \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.
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