quadruple


1qua·dru·ple

verb \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl, -ˈdrə-; ˈkwä-drə-\

: to become four times bigger in value or number

: to cause (something) to become four times bigger

qua·dru·pledqua·dru·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of QUADRUPLE

transitive verb
:  to make four times as great or as many
intransitive verb
:  to become four times as great or as numerous

Examples of QUADRUPLE

  1. The value of the stock has quadrupled in the past year.
  2. The town's population has quadrupled in the past 50 years.
  3. The company has quadrupled the number of its employees.

Origin of QUADRUPLE

Middle English (Scots), from Latin quadruplare, from quadruplus
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

Rhymes with QUADRUPLE

2quadruple

noun

Definition of QUADRUPLE

:  a sum four times as great as another

Origin of QUADRUPLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quadruplum, from neuter of quadruplus four times as great, from quadri- + -plus multiplied by — more at -fold
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

Rhymes with QUADRUPLE

3quadruple

adjective

: four times bigger in size or amount

: having four parts or including four people or things

Full Definition of QUADRUPLE

1
:  having four units or members
2
:  being four times as great or as many
3
:  marked by four beats per measure <quadruple meter>
qua·dru·ply \-ˈdrü-plē, -ˈdrə-, -drə-\ adverb
qua·dru·plic·i·ty \ˌkwä-dr-ˈpli-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of QUADRUPLE

  1. She ordered a quadruple espresso.

First Known Use of QUADRUPLE

1557

Other Number-Related Terms

jubilee, myriad, quarantine, score, twain

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