quintuple

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1quin·tu·ple

adjective \kwin-ˈtü-pəl, -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə-; ˈkwin-tə-\

: five times bigger in size or amount

: having five parts or including five people or things

Full Definition of QUINTUPLE

1
:  being five times as great or as many
2
:  having five units or members
3
:  marked by five beats per measure <quintuple meter>
quintuple noun

Examples of QUINTUPLE

  1. Share prices are quintuple what they were a few days ago.

Origin of QUINTUPLE

Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold
First Known Use: 1570

Rhymes with QUINTUPLE

2quintuple

verb

: to become five times bigger in value or number

: to cause (something) to become five times bigger

quin·tu·pledquin·tu·pling \-p(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of QUINTUPLE

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

Examples of QUINTUPLE

  1. The town's population has quintupled in the past 50 years.
  2. The company has quintupled the number of its employees.

First Known Use of QUINTUPLE

1639

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