quadruple

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-​ \

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

Other Words from quadruple

Adjective

quadruply \ kwä-​ˈdrü-​plē How to pronounce quadruple (audio) , -​ˈdrə-​ ; ˈkwä-​drə-​ \ adverb
quadruplicity \ ˌkwä-​dru̇-​ˈpli-​sə-​tē How to pronounce quadruple (audio) \ 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 Furthermore, international markets, where Lululemon plans to quadruple its business by 2026, could also end up having a mixed impact on profitability. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 23 Apr. 2022 Pentagon officials warned that China was accelerating its military buildup, putting it on pace to quadruple its nuclear weapons to 1,000 warheads by 2030. Los Angeles Times, 14 Nov. 2021 The minister said that the country’s vaccine production has more than doubled since April and was likely to quadruple to reach 300 million doses next month, reported New Delhi Television. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2021 The study shows the US would need to quadruple its yearly solar capacity additions by 2035, providing 1,000 gigawatts of power to ensure most of the electricity grid was powered by renewables. Ella Nilsen, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 The number of malnourished children is expected to quadruple to over 500,000 by April unless humanitarian efforts are rapidly scaled up, according to UNICEF and the World Food Program (WFP). Maryanne Murray Buechner, Forbes, 8 Sep. 2021 The board of Meda, which has raised capital in recent years from supportive corporations, banks and foundations, last week approved CEO Alfredo Martel's plan to quadruple its loan portfolio to $125 million over the next four years. Neal St. Anthony, Star Tribune, 26 June 2021 Abbott Elementary became the first ABC comedy to quadruple its ratings since its debut this past December. Veronica Wells, Essence, 16 Mar. 2022 The company hopes to quadruple that number with help from $10 million in new funding completed this fall. Khari Johnson, Wired, 5 Nov. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And no one is bringing more control to this remarkable quadruple-chasing team than Thiago Alcantara. Tim Bielik, cleveland, 3 May 2022 Liverpool is aiming for an historic quadruple in its battle with Manchester City and probably needs to win all its remaining matches to have a chance of winning the league title. Robert Kidd, Forbes, 24 Apr. 2022 Jae Crowder made playoff history in Game 1 as the first starter to have a quadruple-one (1 point, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block), per StatMuse. Dana Scott, The Arizona Republic, 19 Apr. 2022 In the next 20 years, the number of Americans older than 65 will more than double, and those over 85 will quadruple, said Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Apr. 2022 But their reactions were for very different reasons: Trusova with viscerally unhappy to come in second place despite her astonishing athletic ability to land quadruple jumps unlike any other women's skater on Earth. Adam Carlson, PEOPLE.com, 17 Feb. 2022 Those who suffer injuries from the impact of landing so many quadruple jumps or are slowed by changes brought on by puberty are discarded like moldy towels. Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2022 Fox News notes that online sellers of these stickers have seen demand quadruple in the past month. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 12 Apr. 2022 In the next 20 years, the number of Americans older than 65 will more than double, and those over 85 will quadruple, said Poo of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Abha Bhattarai, Anchorage Daily News, 5 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Hamilton police are seeking two men in connection with Friday's quadruple shooting which left one person dead. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, 9 May 2022 Saturday’s violence included a quadruple shooting near a liquor store and a grocery store in Northwest Baltimore, which left three dead. Christine Condon, Baltimore Sun, 14 Mar. 2022 Hinson underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery in July 2021, and as a result, suffered a stroke. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 7 Mar. 2022 Early in March the European Commission unveiled proposals to further boost renewables and quadruple current 2030 targets for green hydrogen supplies from 5.6 million metric tons to 20.6 million metric tons. Robert Rapier, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Two suspects have been named in the quadruple shooting in Covington Monday night, which left three juveniles and one adult injured. Quinlan Bentley, The Enquirer, 5 Apr. 2022 The Russian Olympic Committee claimed the gold with Kamila Valieva becoming the first-ever woman to land a quadruple jump in an Olympic competition. Helen Regan, CNN, 20 Feb. 2022 Valieva, the first woman to land a quadruple jump in Olympic history, entered Thursday’s free skate in first place. Julie Jag, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Feb. 2022 Valieva, who was expected to win gold, became the first woman to land a quadruple jump at the winter Olympics during this year's team event. Nadine El-bawab, ABC News, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for quadruple

quadruple

verb
qua·​dru·​ple | \ kwä-ˈdrü-pəl How to pronounce quadruple (audio) \
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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