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 government uses its advertising budget, which has quadrupled in real terms to more than $300m per year, to bring any rogue newspapers in line. The Economist, "How Viktor Orban hollowed out Hungary’s democracy," 31 Aug. 2019 The state’s drug death rate has more than quadrupled since 1999. Scott Bauer, Twin Cities, "Life expectancy drops in Wisconsin due to alcohol, drugs," 22 Aug. 2019 Since then, the number of children with medical exemptions for vaccines for infectious diseases — such as measles, mumps, whooping cough and rubella — has more than quadrupled. Dustin Gardiner, SFChronicle.com, "Parents block California’s effort to investigate ‘fake’ vaccine exemptions," 12 Aug. 2019 Since going public in 2015, Match has quadrupled its market capitalization, largely driven by explosive growth in Tinder, the dating app where people swipe right on photos of prospective dates to indicate romantic interest. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Tinder adds 500,000 subscribers to fuel Dallas-based Match Group's growth," 6 Aug. 2019 McConnell's office pointed out the number of distilleries in Kentucky has more than tripled to 68 since 2009, with the number of counties having a distillery also quadrupling to 32. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul team up on a bill to help bourbon producers," 25 July 2019 Putin has ordered that the tonnage be quadrupled to 80 million tons in just five years. National Geographic, "See Russia’s massive new gas plant on the Arctic coast," 22 Mar. 2019 During fiscal year 2018, ICE quadrupled the number of workplace investigations and audits of paperwork submitted by prospective employees, according to agency statistics cited by The Associated Press. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Will immigration enforcement still go light on employers?," 16 Aug. 2019 Federal fire suppression costs quadrupled to nearly $18.5 billion from $4.5 billion 20 years ago. Special To The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive.com, "Wildfire toll leaves communities struggling to recover," 14 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

During Mesa Red Mountain's 68-67 quadruple overtime loss to Gilbert Perry (2-1) on Friday, Bray and Red Mountain's offensive line to facilitate 367 total yards (162 rushing, 205 passing) of offense and the team converted 20 first downs. Dana Scott, azcentral, "Tracking ASU football 2020 recruits' performances in Week 3 of high school football," 9 Sep. 2019 On Friday morning, there was another quadruple shooting that left one woman dead. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, "‘He was loyal no matter what. I’m really, really heartbroken.’ Quadruple shooting in East Baltimore leaves friends mourning dead teen," 31 Aug. 2019 The quadruple homicide was one of the city’s worst killings in years and came to be known as the Mattapan Massacre. Travis Andersen, BostonGlobe.com, "Man faces life in prison after conviction for slaying in Dorchester," 19 Aug. 2019 The former has a quadruple-lens camera on the back of the phone, with an extra depth lens, while the latter includes three lenses. Lauren Goode, WIRED, "Samsung’s New Galaxy Note Now Comes in Two Different Sizes," 7 Aug. 2019 And subscription orders are on track to hit quadruple of what the paper receives on a normal Sunday. oregonlive.com, "Baltimore Sun editorial blasts back at Donald Trump after remarks denigrating city," 29 July 2019 McIlroy played reasonably well except the start (quadruple bogey) and finish (triple bogey) in his round of 79. Washington Post, "The Latest: Koepka never far from lead in majors," 20 July 2019 City’s title defense — and bid for a quadruple — remained on track with a 2-0 victory over Fulham, which could follow Huddersfield by being relegated in the coming week. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Huddersfield experiences joint earliest relegation from EPL," 30 Mar. 2019 Roberts pointed to a sectional final against Larkin when the center was one assist away from a quadruple double (20 points, 23 rebounds, 11 blocks and nine assists). Shannon Ryan, chicagotribune.com, "Loyola's Cameron Krutwig — an old-school, off-key singing 'goofball' — thriving in freshman season," 27 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Evans said Milonis’ blood-alcohol content was nearly quadruple the legal limit when his SUV slammed into the back of Foderingham’s car. Ramona Sentinel, "Milonis gets 34 years to life for DUI crash that killed pregnant woman," 26 Aug. 2019 Before the days of Peyton Manning and his milquetoast State Farm ads, there was football’s true dual threat—or in the case of Sammy Baugh, quadruple threat. SI.com, "NFL 100: A Century of Pro Football," 28 Aug. 2019 Konieczny, for example, applied to more than 200 residency positions in family medicine and internal medicine, quadruple the applicant average of 50 to 60 applications to those same specialties, many in rural areas. Perrie Briskin, Vox, "Why we should let more foreign doctors practice in America," 7 Aug. 2019 Evans said in trial that Milonis’ blood-alcohol content was nearly quadruple the legal limit when his SUV slammed into the back of Foderingham’s car. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Driver convicted in Ramona crash that killed woman and unborn child," 18 July 2019 Deputy District Attorney Laura Evans said in her opening statement that Milonis’ blood-alcohol content was nearly quadruple the legal limit when his SUV slammed into the back of Foderingham’s car. Ramona Sentinel, "Jury deliberates in Milonis trial," 17 July 2019 Some are reportedly operating at triple and quadruple capacity, and federal officials say the structures were not designed for this level of use. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "ICE detainees are no longer getting condiments on their sandwiches," 20 June 2019 Private university tuitions can be triple or quadruple UC’s. George Skelton, The Mercury News, "Skelton: How California can become a tuition-free college state," 11 June 2019 Private university tuitions can be triple or quadruple UC’s. George Skelton, latimes.com, "Here’s how California can become a tuition-free college state," 10 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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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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