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quadruple

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verb qua·dru·ple \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl, -ˈdrə-; ˈkwä-drə-\

Simple Definition of quadruple

  • : to become four times bigger in value or number

  • : to cause (something) to become four times bigger

Full Definition of quadruple

qua·dru·pledqua·dru·pling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make four times as great or as many

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  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

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quadruple

noun qua·dru·ple

Definition of quadruple

  1. :  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

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quadruple

adjective qua·dru·ple

Simple Definition of quadruple

  • : four times bigger in size or amount

  • : having four parts or including four people or things

Full Definition of quadruple

  1. 1 :  having four units or members

  2. 2 :  being four times as great or as many

  3. 3 :  marked by four beats per measure <quadruple meter>

qua·dru·ply play \-ˈdrü-plē, -ˈdrə-, -drə-\ adverb
qua·dru·plic·i·ty play \ˌkwä-dru̇-ˈpli-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of quadruple

  1. She ordered a quadruple espresso.



1557

First Known Use of quadruple

1557

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