quadruple

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

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

The total number of attendees more than quadrupled in Matt Marshall’s first year as head coach with 35 athletes making their way to Tomball High School, June 24-27. Alvaro Montano, Houston Chronicle, "Tomball’s Matt Marshall setting tone of softball program," 3 July 2019 Since January, Valley Farms stock price has quadrupled, and the reason is no mystery. John Maccormack, ExpressNews.com, "Hemp rush begins on West Texas farms," 29 June 2019 Medical exemptions for kindergarten students have quadrupled in California since that law took effect. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "California lawmakers advance vaccine exemption crackdown toward passage," 21 June 2019 Since 1988, the number of transplants has quadrupled. Katherine Ellen Foley, Quartz, "These are the organs transplant patients need the most," 30 May 2019 Just quadruple the number of burn caregivers and burn beds. Adam Rogers, WIRED, "Hospitals Aren’t Ready for a Mass-Casualty Wildfire," 19 June 2019 The number of commercial drones may quadruple in U.S. skies by 2022. National Geographic, "How pigeons landed in cities, and more breakthroughs," 12 June 2019 He's also called for a carbon tax and dividend, to create other economic incentives to fight climate change, and to quadruple U.S. spending to at least $25 billion a year to research renewable energy, energy storage and carbon storage. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Pete Buttigieg just rolled out details on his foreign policy plan. Here are the big takeaways.," 14 Apr. 2019 And Fabletics, an active sportswear brand co-founded by celebrity Kate Hudson, aims to quadruple the number to 100. Anne D'innocenzio, The Seattle Times, "Brands born on the internet embrace physical stores," 12 Dec. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

During a press conference Wednesday, NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said Glover was also arrested in connection to a quadruple shooting in Central City. Olivia Prentzel, nola.com, "18-year-old accused of firing rifle at 9 people, breaking into more than 80 cars: NOPD," 5 June 2019 Last year’s stellar results, however, which saw earnings quadruple as commodity prices roared back, were always going to be a tough act to follow. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Copper and Congo Cloud Glencore’s Enviable Position," 10 Aug. 2018 Maynard’s approach applies not just to pairs of primes, but to triples, quadruples and larger collections of primes. Quanta Magazine, "Together and Alone, Closing the Prime Gap," 19 Nov. 2013 That was only the fourth quadruple-double accomplished in NCAA Division I history. Doug Feinberg, The Seattle Times, "Princeton’s Alarie scores 45, sets Ivy single-game record," 4 Feb. 2019 Overall, the state's rate of homebuilding would have to triple the historical average, quadruple last year's production and reach nearly seven times the pace of building in the last decade. Liam Dillon, latimes.com, "Villaraigosa and Newsom want to build more houses in California than ever before. Experts see the candidates' goal as an empty promise," 6 Mar. 2018 Really, biscotti should be double, triple and quadruple dipped — a dip a bite is perfect. Dorie Greenspan, New York Times, "Nothing Satisfies the Need for Crunch Like Biscotti," 19 June 2018 One group of astronomers has gone even further, managing to find a bizarre quadruple star system hiding just 146 light-years away. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Astronomers Discover Bizarre Quadruple Star System," 15 Jan. 2019 These are now headphones that start the day with a double espresso instead of a quadruple. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "Audio-Technica M50xBT review: better beats," 12 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Some win the odd one every few seasons and there are also sides that fight for the quadruple year in, year out. SI.com, "Lionel Messi: His 32 Greatest Moments on His 32nd Birthday," 24 June 2019 Newsom made housing a centerpiece of his campaign in 2018, promising to more than quadruple housing production and provide stability for tenants. Liam Dillon, latimes.com, "How California’s big plans to address housing affordability crashed," 4 June 2019 The company has had to hunt for qualified new workers to meet its plans to more than quadruple production over the next four years. Doug Cameron, WSJ, "Defense Companies Hunt for Scarce Skilled Workers," 28 Dec. 2018 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

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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

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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