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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Other Words from quadruple

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 Fyllo expects double to quadruple revenue gains in each of the next few years as more states legalize cannabis sales, and the ultrawide building also provides room for expansion through acquisitions, Bronstein said. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, 25 May 2021 The company believes that non-advertising revenue will quadruple in the next three years to become the same size as advertising, which is driven by its core search business. Brendan Ahern, Forbes, 19 May 2021 The result was a higher and more accurate estimate of bald eagle numbers, compared with previous years: quadruple the number found in the prior aerial survey, conducted in 2009. Susan Cosier, Scientific American, 30 Apr. 2021 Almost twenty-five hundred people in Ward County tested positive in October, quadruple the number reported the previous month. Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2021 The state is now recording an average of 220 COVID-19 deaths a day over a weekly period, and about 38,000 daily cases — both records, and both quadruple the numbers from mid-November. Los Angeles Times, 17 Dec. 2020 Pinduoduo, a $200 billion company, saw its shares quadruple last year, reaching a peak on Feb. 17, although the stock has fallen since along with a tech sell-off. Palash Ghosh, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2021 The number of wind turbines and solar panels dotting the nation’s landscape could quadruple. New York Times, 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, 12 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun With Klay Thompson injured and Andrew Wiggins filling in as the Warriors’ No. 2 option, Curry was swarmed by double-teams, triple-teams, quadruple-teams — anything opponents could dream up. Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 May 2021 Texas has double California’s case rate; New York, quadruple; and Florida has nearly six times California’s rate. Los Angeles Times, 4 May 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 29 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective To think that CoComelon—a show that only has nine episodes available on the streaming platform—has two separate streaks that each quadruple some of the biggest Netflix programs is a pretty outlandish feat. Travis Bean, Forbes, 12 June 2021 As for power, the superyacht will be fitted with quadruple CAT C9 engines for a top speed of 17 knots. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 June 2021 Birdies on the 13th and 15th holes, and three pars between the 16th and 18th, took Oliva Pinto to 1 under at the turn, but three front nine bogeys and a quadruple bogey on the par-4 sixth hole doomed the junior's round. Eli Lederman, Arkansas Online, 30 May 2021 The 71 from Puig was especially noteworthy because his round included a double bogey as well as a quadruple bogey on the par-4 No. 7 hole. Michelle Gardner, The Arizona Republic, 29 May 2021 Given how much of a fan favorite the power ballad is, a quadruple-length version would be the ultimate treat. Jonathan Bernstein, Rolling Stone, 19 May 2021 Legislative leaders so far have not embraced Governor Charlie Baker’s proposal to more than quadruple state spending on a career training program, aimed at preparing 20,000 workers for jobs in high-demand trades. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 That means more sewer fee hikes on the way for customers who have already seen their bills nearly quadruple since the partial consent decree was reached in 2017. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 1 June 2021 The price is still quadruple the $10,000 price of a single Bitcoin one year ago. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 20 May 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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14 Jun 2021

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“Quadruple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quadruple. Accessed 19 Jun. 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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