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Meaning of QUADRUPLE

Pronunciation:  kwâ'droopul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a quantity that is four times as great as another
  2. [adj]  four times as great or many; "a fourfold increase in the dosage"
  3. [adj]  having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire"
  4. [v]  increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"

QUADRUPLE is a 9 letter word that starts with Q.


 Synonyms: fourfold, multiple, quadruplex, quadruplicate
 See Also: manifold, multiple, multiply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Quad"ru*ple\, a. [L. quadruplus, from quattuor four:
    cf. F. quadruple. See {Quadrate}, and cf. {Double}.]
    Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple
    {Quadruple time} (Mus.), that in which each measure is
       divided into four equal parts.
  2. \Quad"ru*ple\, n. [Cf. F. quadruple, L. quadruplum.]
    four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to
    receive to quadruple of the amount in damages.
  3. \Quad"ru*ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Quadrupled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Quadrupling}.] [L. quadruplare: cf. F.
    To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to
    double twice. --A. Smith.
  4. \Quad"ru*ple\, v. i.
    To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become
    four times as much.