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

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The number of wind turbines and solar panels dotting the nation’s landscape could quadruple. New York Times, "Biden Wants to Slash Emissions. Success Would Mean a Very Different America.," 22 Apr. 2021 According to analysts at LMC Automotive, the number of electric vehicles available in the U.S. market will roughly quadruple to 81 by 2022, vs. 20 in 2020. Jim Henry, Forbes, "The Switch To Electric Vehicles Means Changing Tires, Too: Michelin," 12 Apr. 2021 By 2026, electric cars’ share of new sales will quadruple, the firm projects. Josh Siegel, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: The major emissions policy Biden tucked into his infrastructure spending plan," 31 Mar. 2021 Can Tesla really quadruple its share price to $3,000 by 2025 to become the most valuable, biggest-earning enterprise on the planet––headed by the richest person? Shawn Tully, Fortune, "TSLA at $3,000? How Tesla could make—or miss—Cathie Wood’s new sky-high price target," 24 Mar. 2021 That comes with a cost: If Joliet takes on the project alone, an average monthly water bill for residents could quadruple in the next 20 years, from about $34 to nearly $140. Morgan Greene, chicagotribune.com, "50 miles away from one of the largest freshwater systems on Earth, why is groundwater running out in northeastern Illinois?," 26 Feb. 2021 Speculators could, if lucky, quadruple their money by flipping the contents. Amanda Chicago Lewis, Wired, "Sex Tapes, Hush Money, and Hollywood’s Economy of Secrets," 25 Feb. 2021 The Biden administration has proposed $2.5 billion in total spending on international programs to curb climate change, quadruple the current budget. Timothy Puko, WSJ, "Brazil’s Climate Overture to Biden: Pay Us Not to Raze Amazon," 21 Apr. 2021 Since Paper Source filed for bankruptcy on March 2, vendors said the company placed exponentially larger orders with vendors than usual — sometimes quadruple the size — weeks before declaring bankruptcy. NBC News, "Paper Source vendors left pleading for payment as executives seek $1 million in bonuses," 13 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The college-educated fared significantly better, at 8.4 percent, but nevertheless saw their jobless rate quadruple in a matter of weeks. Ryann Liebenthal, The New Republic, "The Long Fight to Cancel Student Loans," 19 Apr. 2021 After putting up a quadruple-double in the Croatian U17 League Finals, interest from U.S. colleges exploded. Alexa Philippou, courant.com, "UConn women’s basketball’s Nika Mühl stands out with her toughness and stubborness, and Geno Auriemma wouldn’t want it any other way," 22 Apr. 2021 In theory, at least, the combination of a team as good as City — currently on course for an unprecedented domestic and European quadruple — and a striker as devastating as Haaland would make the club close to unstoppable for years to come. New York Times, "The Moral Case for Buying Erling Haaland," 17 Apr. 2021 Brooks flirted with a quadruple-double and totaled 35 points, 10 steals, nine rebound, and seven assists in an 81-23 blowout. Pat Stoetzer, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Carroll County’s private school basketball standouts from 2021 winter season," 12 Apr. 2021 Striplin recorded a double-double in all 25 games this season with 10 triple-doubles and a quadruple-double. Dennis Victory, al, "Geneva County’s Karoline Striplin selected ASWA Miss Basketball," 10 Apr. 2021 Meanwhile, Robinhood saw the number of women on its platform quadruple in February versus the same month last year and now make up nearly 30% of its customers. Michelle Cheng, Quartz, "More women are turning to investing during the pandemic," 29 Mar. 2021 Guardiola refuses to entertain any questions about the possible quadruple, which has never been achieved in English soccer. Steve Douglas, ajc, "Man City into FA Cup semifinals, keeps quadruple dream alive," 20 Mar. 2021 Guardiola refuses to entertain any questions about the possible quadruple, which has never been achieved in English soccer. Steve Douglas, Star Tribune, "Man City into FA Cup semifinals, keeps quadruple dream alive," 20 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective That amount is quadruple what the office had originally requested for next fiscal year, documents from the city’s budget office show. oregonlive, "Portland plan to stem bloody shooting surge will take effect slowly while rampant gun violence persists," 28 Apr. 2021 Manchester City's quadruple dream has been extinguished by Chelsea. Rob Harris, ajc, "Chelsea ends Man City's quadruple bid, reaches FA Cup final," 17 Apr. 2021 Winner of the past five U.S. titles, Chen landed two more quadruple toeloops as part of combination jumps to score 203.24 points. The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s Nathan Chen tops Yuzuru Hanyu to win men’s free skate at World Team Trophy," 16 Apr. 2021 That amount is quadruple what the office had requested for next fiscal year, according to the city budget office. oregonlive, "Portland leaders hope sweeping $6 million plan stems historic shooting surge," 8 Apr. 2021 The manhunt for a person of interest in a quadruple homicide in New Mexico ended March 10 in Missouri with the arrest of a man also wanted in a New Jersey killing. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Boulder, Atlanta mass killings were among 7 so far this year. Here are the others you might have missed.," 25 Mar. 2021 Yesterday’s pullback may have been exacerbated by the unwinding of positions ahead of quadruple witching as well as concerns about the coronavirus in Europe. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, "Witching Day On Wall Street: Stable Start After Thursday Selloff As Treasury Yields Ease," 19 Mar. 2021 Lannon is considered a person of interest in connection to a quadruple homicide in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, "Man wanted in connection to five murders in New Jersey and New Mexico is arrested," 10 Mar. 2021 Lannon is also a person of interest in a quadruple homicide in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in which one of the victims was his ex-wife, authorities said. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, "Man wanted in connection with 5 murders in 2 states," 9 Mar. 2021

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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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9 May 2021

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“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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 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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