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

Enrollment has nearly quadrupled during Republican Rick Scott’s eight years as Governor. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Battle of the Statehouses," 23 Oct. 2018 His wife and older children sometimes help out at the shop, which has quadrupled in size during its 14 years. Jennifer Peltz, Fox News, "'Wake-up call': 9/11 prompted some to move away to new lives," 10 Sep. 2018 After the value of her condo more than quadrupled to about $250,000 during the boom, De La Rosa sold it and bought a three-bedroom house in Covina for $610,000. Jim Puzzanghera, The Seattle Times, "A decade after the financial crisis, many Americans are still struggling to recover," 10 Sep. 2018 Wilcox he was also asked about the consent decree with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached last year that nearly quadrupled sewer rates in order to raise $12 million to fix an aging system that violates the Clean Water Act. Thomas Jewell, cleveland.com, "Former Cleveland Heights mayor says existing City Charter holds up," 28 Feb. 2018 While the number of opioid overdose deaths nationwide has doubled since 2008, the number of those victims who have become organ donors has quadrupled. Ted Alcorn, Vox, "The waiting list for organ transplants is finally shrinking — for a grim reason," 24 Sep. 2018 Fentanyl overdose deaths in Alaska have more than quadrupled in the past year, according to law-enforcement officials. Rachel D'oro, The Seattle Times, "Report: Fentanyl deaths in Alaska quadrupled in 2017," 5 Sep. 2018 The puffin population on Skomer Island have quadrupled in the last 30 years, according to the BBC. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Photographers on Skomer Island are crushing puffins to death while trying to take pictures, wardens say," 31 July 2018 Revenues and profits have quadrupled over the past 10 years, according to the company. Author: David Gelles, Anchorage Daily News, "Patagonia v. Trump: Inside a battle over public lands," 6 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

According to the Tulsa World , investigators say the quadruple shooting may have been a murder-suicide. Fox News, "Police: 3 adults dead, 1 hurt in shooting at Tulsa home," 2 Apr. 2018 House came to this new life after a brief stint on death row and 20 years behind bars for a grisly quadruple slaying over a $300 drug debt. William Lee, chicagotribune.com, "Fierce gang leader went from death row to respected 'Mayor of Chicago Avenue'," 29 June 2018 She's been taken off her ventilator but now faces a quadruple amputation, as doctors are forced to surgically remove dead muscle and tissue as time goes on. Samantha Toscano, Good Housekeeping, "Georgia Mother Continues to Battle Flesh-Eating Bacterial Infection," 15 June 2015 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

This funding would nearly quadruple the contributions from the state’s general fund compared with the current two-year budget period, when the Legislature approved $10.8 million. Seattle Times Staff, The Seattle Times, "Washington lands commissioner wants $55M for wildfires, forests," 10 Oct. 2018 The Long Island Bar The lights over the booths are intimate and old-timey, and the decades-old bar itself—note the quadruple-paneled mirror by the cash register—is stunning. Alex Van Buren, Condé Nast Traveler, "21 Best Bars in New York City," 1 Mar. 2018 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

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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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