quadruple

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verb

qua·​dru·​ple kwä-ˈdrü-pəl How to pronounce quadruple (audio) -ˈdrə- How to pronounce quadruple (audio)
ˈkwä-drə-
quadrupled; quadrupling kwä-ˈdrü-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce quadruple (audio)
-ˈdrə-;
ˈkwä-drə-

transitive verb

: to make four times as great or as many

intransitive verb

: to become four times as great or as numerous

quadruple

2 of 3

noun

: a sum four times as great as another

quadruple

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adjective

1
: having four units or members
2
: being four times as great or as many
3
: marked by four beats per measure
quadruple meter
quadruply
kwä-ˈdrü-plē How to pronounce quadruple (audio)
-ˈdrə-;
ˈkwä-drə-
adverb
quadruplicity 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.
Recent Examples on the Web
Verb
The chipmaker is now the fourth most-valuable public company in the world, as its stock has more than quadrupled over the last 15 months. Danielle Chemtob, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 That’s more than quadruple the cost of a new iPhone and 14 times the cost of a competing headset from Meta. Brian X. Chen, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 With an explosion of new translators broadcasting Christian music, EMF soared: By 2006, the nonprofit more than quadrupled its assets, to more than $80 million; by the end of that year, EMF was the world’s largest broadcaster of contemporary Christian music. Katie Thornton, Rolling Stone, 21 Jan. 2024 The data also showed that the rate of car theft around downtown Los Angeles has quadrupled over the past 10 years. Ashley Ahn, Los Angeles Times, 18 Dec. 2023 In the years following the attendance tripled and then quadrupled in numbers. Sean Krofssik, Hartford Courant, 15 Jan. 2024 Despite the hurricane’s impact, Fort Lauderdale’s population quadrupled in the 1920s to 8,668. Bill Kearney, Sun Sentinel, 12 Jan. 2024 Since Biden took office in 2021, EV sales have more than quadrupled and reached more than 1 million last year. Matthew Daly, Fortune, 11 Jan. 2024 The Commerce Department said the grant will help BAE quadruple its chip production in New Hampshire. Eva Dou, Washington Post, 12 Dec. 2023
Noun
That’s quadruple the offer from June, when the agency first asked the public for help in the case. Elizabeth Earl For Alaska Journal Of Commerce, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Aug. 2023 Nine months after the King Road quadruple homicide rocked North Idaho, the University of Idaho has already blown through the $1 million in state funding allocated to support additional security measures, according to records provided to Idaho's Legislative Services Office by the university. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 16 Aug. 2023 The orthogonal-diode arrangement, by virtue of is comparable simplicity, also achieves faster readouts than more complex quadruple or other elaborate photodiode structures. IEEE Spectrum, 19 Jan. 2024 Does a double name turn into a triple, or even a quadruple? Rachel Gutman-Wei, The Atlantic, 2 Jan. 2024 The price tag is eye-watering: Investment in energy-transition technologies were $1.3 trillion last year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, an intergovernmental group, and that needs to at least quadruple to avoid a level of warming that scientists say would be catastrophic. Jamey Keaten, Fortune, 12 Dec. 2023 The quadruple killing unfolded Sunday afternoon in a southeast Dallas neighborhood. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 4 Dec. 2023 Since sinking below $30 in late 2022, its price has jumped to $44 as of August 31, good for a 44% gain that’s quadruple the S&P’s advance in the same period. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 That would be more than quadruple today’s market share for plug-ins, and significantly higher than the result if Mr. Biden had done nothing to bolster the industry, according to the agency’s study. Coral Davenport, New York Times, 8 Nov. 2023
Adjective
The quadruple murder suspect has not yet gone to trial, and a judge entered not guilty pleas on his behalf in May to four murder charges and felony burglary. Michael Ruiz, Fox News, 30 Dec. 2023 The King Road home in Moscow, Idaho, was the site of a grisly quadruple homicide last November, where University of Idaho students Ethan Chapin, 20; Madison Mogen, 21; Xana Kernodle, 20, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were found stabbed to death. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 14 Dec. 2023 People who died by homicide in January Benjie Byers, 33, was killed in a quadruple shooting in Northwest that also injured an 8-year-old child. Peter Hermann, Washington Post, 1 Jan. 2024 No quadruple amputee has ever held a commercial pilot role, but that didn't stop him from dreaming. Steve Hartman, CBS News, 1 Dec. 2023 To all triple threats, quadruple threats, or any multifaceted creatives out there, the biggest threat is not exploring and engaging in your full spectrum of creativity. Dominique Fluker, Essence, 4 Dec. 2023 The quadruple ballot could introduce a note of chaos into the competitive Senate primary, which already has a crowded field of candidates. Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2023 Margaret had a quadruple bypass, Phil a triple bypass. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 Illinois officials are investigating what appears to be a quadruple homicide in a small, quiet neighborhood outside of Chicago after police discovered the bodies of a family of four in their home. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of quadruple was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

quadruple

1 of 2 verb
qua·​dru·​ple kwä-ˈdrüp-əl How to pronounce quadruple (audio) -ˈdrəp- How to pronounce quadruple (audio)
ˈkwäd-rəp-
quadrupled; quadrupling -(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce quadruple (audio)
: to make or become four times as great or as many

quadruple

2 of 2 adjective
1
: having four units or members
2
: being four times as great or as many
3
: marked by four beats per measure
quadruple time
quadruple noun

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