• (America) IPA: /ˈmænɪˌfoʊld/, /ˈmɛnɪˌfoʊld/, /ˈmɛniˌfoʊld/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmænɪˌfəʊld/


  1. Various in kind#Noun|kind or quality; diverse.
    The manifold meanings of the simple English word set are infamous among dictionary makers.
  2. Many in number#Noun|number, numerous; multiple#Adjective|multiple, multiplied#Adjective|multiplied.
    • 1549 March 16, Thomas Cranmer [et al.], compilers, “The Supper of the Lorde, and the Holy Communion, Commonly Called the Masse”, in The Booke of the Common Prayer and Administration of the Sacramentes, […], London: In officina Edowardi Whitchurche […], OCLC 56485293 ↗, folio cxxix, recto ↗:
      And although we be vnworthy (through our manyfolde ſynnes) to offre vnto thee any Sacryfice: Yet we beſeche thee to accepte thys our bounden duetie and ſeruice: and commande theſe our prayers and ſupplicacions, by the Miniſtery of thy holy Angels, to be brought vp into thy holy Tabernacle before the ſyght of thy dyuine maieſtie: {{...}
  3. complicated#Adjective|Complicated.
  4. exhibit#Verb|Exhibited at diverse time#Noun|times or in various ways.
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  1. Many times; repeatedly.
Synonyms Noun

manifold (plural manifolds)

  1. (historical) A copy made by the manifold writing process.
  2. (mechanics) A pipe fitting or similar device that connects multiple inputs or outputs.
  3. (US, regional, mostly, in the plural) The third stomach of a ruminant animal, an omasum.
    • 1830 [ Anson, Somerset Co. Me.], accessed 12 June 2007
      My conjecture being right he will find the third stomach, or manifolds, the seat of difficulty.
  4. (mathematics) A topological space that looks locally like the "ordinary" Euclidean space \mathbb{R}^n and is Hausdorff.
  5. (computer graphics) A polygon mesh representing the continuous, closed surface of a solid object
  • Russian: ко́пия
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manifold (manifolds, present participle manifolding; past and past participle manifolded)

  1. (transitive) To make manifold; multiply.
  2. (transitive, printing) To multiply or reproduce impressions of by a single operation.

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