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 The jobless claims for the week ended March 21 were more than quadruple any other week since recordkeeping started in 1967, and a spike from the prior week’s 282,000 claims. Carolyn Said, SFChronicle.com, "Record jobless claims: 3.3 million file for new unemployment as coronavirus strikes economy," 26 Mar. 2020 Disney’s business line that includes Hulu, ESPN+ and Disney+ more than quadrupled its revenue, but reported a wider operating loss compared with a year earlier. Allison Prang, WSJ, "Disney Reports More Than 26 Million Subscribers to New Streaming Service," 4 Feb. 2020 There was also a record number of native bluehead suckers that were caught, which more than quadrupled the numbers reported in 2016. Allen Kim, CNN, "A wildfire killed 80% of fish in a Colorado river," 24 Sep. 2019 For women, that proportion quadrupled during the same time period. NBC News, "Gender economist Katica Roy: Want to be a CEO? Don't let this No. 1 factor hold you back," 11 Mar. 2020 The report looked at the rise in prison populations over the past 40 years, and found that while the nation's prison population quadrupled, Arizona's increased by a factor of 12. Adrienne Dunn, azcentral, "Lawmaker's claim that harsher sentencing has reduced crime in Arizona isn't true," 8 Mar. 2020 Back in 2007 the Shanghai equity benchmark quadrupled in a year as the economy boomed and investors sought returns that would beat rampant inflation. Fortune, "China worried that coronavirus would cause a market meltdown. Its reaction risks stoking a bubble instead," 6 Mar. 2020 Operating profit in North America quadrupled in the quarter even though unit sales were slightly down, reflecting Toyota’s shift to higher-margin trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Peter Landers, WSJ, "Toyota’s Strong Performance in North America Fuels Profit," 6 Feb. 2020 Singapore's Guardian pharmacy chain, which has about 115 locations in the island nation, said its mask sales quadrupled over the past two weeks, according to The Straits Times, an English-language publication based in Singapore. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, "Mask makers work overtime in China to meet spike in demand," 23 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But the program's estimates are flawed, because the website bases its calculations on single-length rolls common to Great Britain and most Americans these days seem to be buying double rolls, or triples, or mega (quadruple) rolls. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "How long will your toilet paper last? This site has the answer," 25 Mar. 2020 Manufacturers will twist thin, low-grade cotton threads into a smaller space, and claim double (or even quadruple) the thread count. Erin Parker, Glamour, "The Best Bed Sheets for a Ridiculously Good Night’s Sleep," 12 Mar. 2020 This tended to push dynamics, nudging basic fortissimos into quadruple-forte assaults. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "An elegantly structured Dallas Symphony program, but performances weren’t the best," 7 Mar. 2020 But Dymka is the second cat in the world to receive a quadruple amputation and prosthetic implants. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Hero Cat Is Surviving and Thriving With 3D-Printed Titanium Limbs," 21 Feb. 2020 Many people seem to live quadruple lives and not think anything of it. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, "Dolly Parton's Meme Exposes Social Media's Masquerade," 24 Jan. 2020 Against Red Star on Tuesday, Lewandowski scored the fastest Champions League quadruple in history, bagging four goals in just 14 minutes and 31 seconds as Bayern ran riot to secure a 6-0 win. Matias Grez, CNN, "Robert Lewandowski makes Champions League history as Bayern Munich hammers Red Star," 26 Nov. 2019 Da'Necia Trusty, Hastings Notable The junior nearly pulled off a quadruple double in a 37-33 overtime win against Westside, which was ranked fifth in the TABC rankings. Adam Coleman, Houston Chronicle, "Chron's girls athlete of the week: Da'Necia Trusty, Hastings," 25 Nov. 2019 An uncomfortable minute passes as the quadruple amputee swears and screams at the deputy, who uses one forearm to hold him pressed to the ground. BostonGlobe.com, "Video showing teen with no arms or legs being tackled and pinned by deputy prompts Arizona investigation - The Boston Globe," 16 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Now, a quadruple organ transplant recipient can add a 1,768-stair climb to his list of physical accomplishments. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "Double lung transplant recipient climbs 42 flights of stairs in Detroit skyscraper," 2 Mar. 2020 Investors poured a net $20.6 billion into sustainable funds across the industry last year, nearly quadruple the record set a year earlier, according to Morningstar. Washington Post, "Climate is changing. Investing needs to, too, says BlackRock," 14 Jan. 2020 Investors poured a net $20.6 billion into sustainable funds across the industry last year, nearly quadruple the record set a year earlier, according to Morningstar. Stan Choe, SFChronicle.com, "BlackRock adjusts investments in light of climate change," 17 Jan. 2020 Sales in a category that mostly includes online retailers soared 19.2% in 2019, nearly quadruple the 5.8% rise in overall sales. Washington Post, "Confident consumers lift US retail sales in December," 16 Jan. 2020 The Bulldogs lost 59-58 in double overtime to Tennessee Tech on Aug. 31, won 61-55 in quadruple overtime against The Citadel on Sept. 28, lost 48-41 in overtime to VMI on Oct. 12 and lost 36-33 in triple overtime to Mercer on Nov. 2. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Samford at Auburn by the numbers: Tigers perfect versus NCAA FCS," 23 Nov. 2019 And that number has skyrocketed in recent years, with losses that are almost quadruple 2015 figures. Faith Karimi, CNN, "Americans lost $143 million in online romance scams last year. That's way more than any other reported fraud," 23 Aug. 2019 One developer even offered him $24 million, almost quadruple the market value of both buildings. Joseph Berger, New York Times, "‘It’s Like Watching New York Melt’: As Towers Rise, an Old Neighborhood Fades," 29 July 2019 That valued the company at about $11.4 billion, almost quadruple its $3-billion valuation last June. latimes.com, "CrowdStrike soars in its stock market debut as tech IPOs rush ahead," 12 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

31 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 10 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for quadruple

quadruple

verb
How to pronounce quadruple (audio) How to pronounce quadruple (audio)

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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