quadruple

verb
qua·dru·ple | \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl, -ˈdrə-;ˈkwä-drə- \
quadrupled; quadrupling\-p(ə-)liŋ \

Definition of quadruple 

(Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to make four times as great or as many

intransitive verb

: to become four times as great or as numerous

quadruple

noun

Definition of quadruple (Entry 2 of 3)

: a sum four times as great as another

quadruple

adjective

Definition of quadruple (Entry 3 of 3)

1 : having four units or members

2 : being four times as great or as many

3 : marked by four beats per measure quadruple meter

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Other Words from quadruple

Adjective

quadruply \kwä-ˈdrü-plē, -ˈdrə-; ˈkwä-drə- \ adverb
quadruplicity \ˌkwä-dru̇-ˈpli-sə-tē \ noun

Examples of quadruple in a Sentence

Verb

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

Adjective

She ordered a quadruple espresso.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The stock has more than quadrupled in the past two years, creating about $55 billion in market value. Jeran Wittenstein, The Seattle Times, "Micron bull waves caution flag on stock most analysts say to buy," 1 June 2018 Since 2013, the number of babies in California born with congenital syphilis has more than quadrupled — to 278 last year. Soumya Karlamangla, latimes.com, "STD cases in California reach record high for third year in a row," 15 May 2018 The industry took off in 2016 as more investors rushed to bet on the country’s move toward legalization, with the BI Canada Cannabis Index more than quadrupling in value since then. Bloomberg.com, "Mario Draghi Answers Questions at ECB News Conference," 26 Apr. 2018 Spot prices for natural gas have more than quadrupled this week to the highest levels in years, as critics blamed not just the cold weather, but also a decision last year to close a major storage depot. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "Heaviest Snow in Decades Batters U.K., Ireland and the Continent," 1 Mar. 2018 California’s population has nearly quadrupled since 1950. George Skelton, latimes.com, "California's state budgets represent a seemingly unstoppable rise in government spending," 14 June 2018 But the amount of guns in this country hasn't quadrupled. Fox News, "President Trump demands probe of campaign 'spy'," 22 May 2018 The deal count has quadrupled and the value of those deals has expanded at an even more extraordinary rate. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Thursday, May 17," 17 May 2018 Since 2012, considered the peak year of the urban renaissance, the growth of urban cores has fallen by half and exurban county growth has quadrupled. The Economist, "High prices in America’s cities are reviving the suburbs," 19 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

He was injured during a 1994 earthquake and in 1996 had quadruple-bypass surgery after a heart attack. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Harlan Ellison, prolific and pugnacious writer of science fiction, dies at 84," 29 June 2018 Gartner, a research firm, projects the global business benefits of blockchain technology will total $5 billion in 2018 and more than quadruple to $21 billion by 2021. Laura Shin, New York Times, "Industries, Looking for Efficiency, Turn to Blockchains," 27 June 2018 The Rattlesnake Ridge slope, which covers about 20 acres, is about quadruple that total mass. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "Explosives to blast the Rattlesnake Ridge slide? Here’s why that’s not a good idea," 29 Jan. 2018 Crespo, 31, was featured in fashion designer Carrie Hammer's showlast Friday, making her the first quadruple amputee to model in New York Fashion Week. Kelly Potts, Woman's Day, "Feel-Good Read of the Day: First Quadruple Amputee Walks New York Fashion Week Runway," 9 Sep. 2014 Justin Baldoni has his hands full being a Hollywood quadruple threat. Abby Stern, PEOPLE.com, "Why Justin Baldoni Is Giving His Infant Son Peanuts to Prevent Him Developing an Allergy," 23 Apr. 2018 The incident happened the same day as a quadruple homicide at another Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee. CBS News, "Video of Waffle House arrest doesn't tell whole story, Alabama police say," 24 Apr. 2018 Some predictions say that within 50 years the number of people living with Alzheimer’s will more than quadruple. Allan Hugh Cole Jr., STAT, "Finding new treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s shouldn’t be up to pharma alone," 26 June 2018 The Jeep that authorities say fled Independence police and caused a quadruple fatal crash was stolen two days before from a QuikTrip parking lot, the owner told The Star. Katie Bernard And Aaron Randle, kansascity, "Owner of Jeep that fled Independence police knows who stole SUV before fatal crash," 5 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Formats for the collection include limited edition deluxe box set, limited edition deluxe double CD, double CD in slipcase, quadruple heavyweight vinyl in slipcase, and digital download. Sam Tornow, Billboard, "Ignition Records Announces Joe Strummer Major Rarities Collection," 29 June 2018 Vehicle miles traveled per person are about twice as high in the U.S. as in Sweden, while the U.S. death rate is quadruple Sweden’s. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Sweden May Hold the Secret to Reducing Traffic Deaths," 26 June 2018 From quadruple rainbows to post-storm sunsets, our country is constantly coming up with new ways to take our breath. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "This Gorgeous Time Lapse Video is Basically a Gift From Mother Nature," 17 July 2015 AaRon Daniel, one of the victims killed in a quadruple fatality crash Friday in Kansas City was en route to see his newborn baby, the man's father said. Robert A. Cronkleton And Joe Robertson, kansascity, "Lives collide: Victims in car, Jeep shattered after flight from Independence police," 4 June 2018 Fifteen years after he was fired from Creighton, the quadruple murder trial of Anthony Garcia finally began. CBS News, "Was revenge the motive behind Omaha stabbing deaths?," 2 June 2018 Last year, in pursuit of his second PGA Championship, Day made quadruple bogey at the 18th to close out his third round and kill any hope of another major victory. Jonathan Jones, SI.com, "Jason Day Captures the Wells Fargo Championship, Sets His Sights on a Return to No. 1," 6 May 2018 According to Deadline, which broke the story this morning, new evidence in the 1959 Clutter family killings, the quadruple murder in Kansas which serves as the foundation for Capote's bestseller, has promoted a miniseries to reexamine the crime. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The True Story Behind Capote's In Cold Blood Is Coming to TV," 23 June 2017 Brandan Marrocco, a quadruple amputee veteran of the Iraq War, received a double arm transplant at Johns Hopkins about five years ago. Eli Rosenberg, ajc, "Veteran receives penis, scrotum transplant in surgery doctors hail as a medical first," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quadruple

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1557, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for quadruple

Verb

Middle English (Scots), from Latin quadruplare, from quadruplus

Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin quadruplum, from neuter of quadruplus four times as great, from quadri- + -plus multiplied by — more at -fold

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More Definitions for quadruple

quadruple

verb

English Language Learners Definition of quadruple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to become four times bigger in value or number

: to cause (something) to become four times bigger

quadruple

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of quadruple (Entry 2 of 2)

: four times bigger in size or amount

: having four parts or including four people or things

quadruple

verb
qua·dru·ple | \kwä-ˈdrü-pəl \
quadrupled; quadrupling

Kids Definition of quadruple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to make or become four times as great or as many

quadruple

adjective

Kids Definition of quadruple (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having four units or parts

2 : being four times as great or as many

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