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Definition of Manifold


  1. Various in kind or quality; many in number; numerous; multiplied; complicated.
  2. Exhibited at divers times or in various ways; -- used to qualify nouns in the singular number.
  3. A copy of a writing made by the manifold process.
  4. A cylindrical pipe fitting, having a number of lateral outlets, for connecting one pipe with several others.
  5. The third stomach of a ruminant animal.
  6. To take copies of by the process of manifold writing; as, to manifold a letter.

Manifold Quotations

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.

The soul passeth from form to form; and the mansions of her pilgrimage are manifold.
Georg Hermes

Matter is, in its constituent elements, the same as spirit; existence is one, however manifold in its phenomena; life is one, however multiform in its evolution.
Annie Besant

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.
Matt LeBlanc

Fiction is able to encompass books that are bleak and which dwell on the manifold and terrible problems of our times. But I don't think that all books need to have that particular focus.
Alexander McCall Smith
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Manifold Translations

manifold in French is copie
manifold in Italian is ciclostilare, copia
manifold in Latin is multiplex
manifold in Spanish is multiplicar
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