quin·​tu·​ple | \ kwin-ˈtü-pəl How to pronounce quintuple (audio) , -ˈtyü-, -ˈtə- How to pronounce quintuple (audio) ; ˈkwin-tə- \

Definition of quintuple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being five times as great or as many
2 : having five units or members
3 : marked by five beats per measure quintuple meter


quintupled; quintupling\ kwin-​ˈtü-​p(ə-​)liŋ How to pronounce quintuple (audio) , -​ˈtyü-​ , -​ˈtə-​ ; ˈkwin-​tə-​ \

Definition of quintuple (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make five times as great or as many

intransitive verb

: to become five times as much or as numerous

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quintuple noun

Examples of quintuple in a Sentence

Adjective Share prices are quintuple what they were a few days ago. Verb The town's population has quintupled in the past 50 years. The company has quintupled the number of its employees.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Kawaguchi captained North Dakota in his final season, which ended over the weekend in a quintuple-overtime loss to Minnesota-Duluth. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 2 Apr. 2021 King, who has Type 2 diabetes, has confronted a series of medical issues over the years, including several heart attacks and quintuple bypass surgery in 1987. Dakin Andone, CNN, 2 Jan. 2021 The weapon linked to him was one of six seized at the scene of the quintuple shooting. Ramon Antonio Vargas | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, 16 Sep. 2020 Five minutes after the quintuple shooting involving Smith, a triple shooting occurred a little more than three miles away on Milwaukee's north side. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2020 Kane Brown first achieved such a quintuple coronation in 2017. Jim Asker, Billboard, 5 Mar. 2019 In 2010, Entertainment Tonight reported Reynolds underwent quintuple bypass surgery. Fox News, 6 Sep. 2018 The Chase Freedom earns quintuple points (up to $1,500) on rotating quarterly categories that can include department stores, PayPal, and gas stations. New York Times, 11 Apr. 2018 Of course, Southerners can make double-syllable double names (Erin Rose), quadruple syllable double names (Emma Louise), and even quintuple syllable double names (Elizabeth Jane) sound downright perfect, too. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 15 Feb. 2018 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Demand in Southeast Asia could quintuple over the next decade. Jude Clemente, Forbes, 4 June 2021 The Federal government would effectively quintuple the number of EV charging stations nationwide, from approximately 110 thousand to 500 thousand by the end of the decade. Ariel Cohen, Forbes, 10 May 2021 Registration fees for plug-in hybrids (such as a Chevy Volt or PHEV) would quintuple under the legislation,from $52 to $260. The Salt Lake Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 In December, the Spurs signed guard Derrick White to a four-year, $73 million contract extension that will almost quintuple his paycheck beginning next season. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 13 Feb. 2021 Some Chinese officials, somewhat facetiously, have suggested that Mr. Trump’s initiative could lead them to quintuple their arsenal and then enter into arms control talks. David E. Sanger, New York Times, 14 Oct. 2020 That would allow for 1 million homes to receive the service, but SpaceX now wants to quintuple that number. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 3 Aug. 2020 Across the industry, sales of new clothing are expected to fall 4% through 2024, while resale will nearly quintuple. Phil Wahba, Fortune, 23 June 2020 Faced with domestic headwinds, David Dai of Bernstein, an equity-research firm, says Tencent will quintuple gaming revenue from overseas from a pittance last year to about $3.5bn in 2021. The Economist, 13 June 2020

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First Known Use of quintuple


1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1639, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for quintuple


Middle French, from Medieval Latin quintuplus, from Latin quintus fifth + -plus -fold; akin to Latin quinque five — more at five, -fold

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“Quintuple.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quintuple. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of quintuple

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: five times bigger in size or amount
: having five parts or including five people or things



English Language Learners Definition of quintuple (Entry 2 of 2)

: to become five times bigger in value or number
: to cause (something) to become five times bigger

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