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 quadrupling (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

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Other Words from quadruple

Adjective

quadruply \ kwä-​ˈdrü-​plē How to pronounce quadruply (audio) , -​ˈdrə-​ ; ˈkwä-​drə-​ \ adverb
quadruplicity \ ˌkwä-​dru̇-​ˈpli-​sə-​tē How to pronounce quadruplicity (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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Nosse still managed to quadruple her fundraising efforts. oregonlive, "Portland-area voters chose key new members of the Legislature Tuesday, including two doctors: Oregon election results," 20 May 2020 Germany's Lufthansa plans to quadruple its flight schedule beginning next month. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Investors shake off brutal U.S. jobs data to nudge markets higher," 15 May 2020 A year ago, developers were proposing enough installations to quadruple the state’s solar capacity, adding enough panels by 2022 to light up all of Dallas. Chris Martin, Bloomberg.com, "Hot U.S. Solar Market Fizzles, an Unlikely Oil-Bust Casualty," 13 May 2020 At Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, President Hyung Kim said officials are prepared to quadruple the number of ICU beds, from 32 beds to more than 120, if needed. Ted Roelofs, Detroit Free Press, "As COVID-19 cases spike in west Michigan, doctors look to Detroit for lessons learned," 30 Apr. 2020 Hogan said Maryland has 250 people conducting contact tracing statewide, and said plans are underway to quadruple this force to at least 1,000 state employees and outside contractors. Maggie Fox, CNN, "State health leaders predict slow recovery from Covid-19 and no quick end to social distancing pain," 15 Apr. 2020 Likewise, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is partnering with the University of California, San Francisco and Stanford University to quadruple their testing and diagnosis capacity for the new coronavirus. Jon Bergdoll, The Conversation, "What happens to charitable giving when the economy falters?," 23 Mar. 2020 Block joined the company in 2013 and, alongside Benioff, led the team to quadruple its revenue, finishing last year at more than $17 billion, according to a news release. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block steps down, will serve as adviser to chair, CEO Marc Benioff," 25 Feb. 2020 In Nevada, the military's Naval Air Station Fallon, home to TOPGUN, wants to quadruple its practice area by adding about 660,000 acres of mainly public lands, Daniel Rotherberg of The Nevada Independent reports. Mark Olalde, USA TODAY, "Climate Point: Moms. vs. cement, and composting human remains," 21 Feb. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Maly, 38, was hoping to graduate next fall with a quadruple major in history, arts and letters, liberal studies and social sciences. oregonlive, "Oregon colleges want to give struggling students $116 million courtesy of Donald Trump," 21 May 2020 From here, the double-triple-quadruple agent drama gets so convoluted that even your recapper is having trouble keeping it straight. Kat Rosenfield, EW.com, "Killing Eve recap: What the fork happened to Niko," 18 May 2020 This is why people refer to masking as, like, single and double and triple and quadruple masking. Isaac Chotiner, The New Yorker, "The Danger of Rushing Through Clinical Trials During the Coronavirus Pandemic," 14 May 2020 Phone makers have invented foldable creations, dreamed up radar-sensing displays, and added more and more cameras to entice people to break that quadruple digit price tag. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, "The New iPhone SE, the Apple Phone for Everyone," 28 Apr. 2020 Adam set five quadruple-XL traps filled with massive amounts of Jif. Byron Mccauley, Cincinnati.com, "'Nukuler Rat' has provided a distraction from COVID-19," 24 Apr. 2020 Spain saw 7,300 more deaths than usual between March 9 and April 5, while New York City has its typical death rate nearly quadruple in a similar time, mortality numbers show. TheWeek, "Excess mortality data suggests as many as 25,000 uncounted coronavirus deaths," 21 Apr. 2020 Even when the simulations were at their worst quadruple-failure craziness, there was never a Kobayashi Maru moment. Eric Berger & Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "The Greatest Leap, part 5: Saving the crew of Apollo 13," 11 Apr. 2020 The crime rate in our state didn’t quadruple in the last few years, but our jail population did. Van Moody, al, "Prisoners must be released during this health crisis, says Birmingham mega-church pastor.," 3 Apr. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The quadruple face-off aired on April 20 and starred Todd Michael Hall (from Blake Shelton's team), Nelson Cade III (from John Legend's team), Michael Williams (from Nick Jonas's team), and Samantha Howell (from Kelly Clarkson's team). Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'The Voice' Fans Are Going Off About the Four-Way Knockout Round," 3 May 2020 That’s quadruple the mail-in votes of the 2016 primary election. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, "Ohio’s 2020 never-ending primary election: it could have been worse, but fixes needed, elections officials say," 29 Apr. 2020 Jordan Frease, who had quadruple bypass surgery 8 months ago, walks along the Mountain Lake Trail in the Presidio in San Francisco. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, "Coronavirus isolation hitting deeper for San Franciscans who live alone," 11 Apr. 2020 That was nearly quadruple the number of nursing-home outbreaks county officials had announced on Friday. Los Angeles Times, "As coronavirus tears through nursing homes, families face an impossible choice," 1 Apr. 2020 The gap in case numbers between the neighboring states has narrowed, as Michigan had for weeks reported quadruple Ohio’s numbers. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Michigan governor expands stay-at-home order to May 15, as Ohio’s expires on May 1," 24 Apr. 2020 An exhilarating series that featured everything from quadruple overtime to triple-doubles to mini-melees would fittingly go down to the wire. Joe Freeman, oregonlive, "Trail Blazers classics: CJ McCollum roasts Denver Nuggets on Mother’s Day, pushing Portland to Western Conference finals," 30 Mar. 2020 The 12% denial rate for continuing employment was quadruple the 3% rate in fiscal year 2015. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "U.S. makes it harder to get H-1B skilled-work visas," 28 Feb. 2020 Before that, Koryn Hawthorne scored such a quadruple honor atop four surveys dated July 28, 2018. Jim Asker, Billboard, "Kirk Franklin Is First Artist to Top All Five Gospel Charts Simultaneously," 13 June 2019

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

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Last Updated

26 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for quadruple

quadruple

verb
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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 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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