# Multiply meaning

An example of multiply is for a rabbit to continue having babies.

When you multiply 3 by 7, you get 21; he multiplied several numbers.

An example of multiply used as an adverb is in the phrase "multiply exercising," which means a number of ways of exercising.

Shops multiplied along the main street.

He had been multiplying, but it occurred to him he needed to resolve the exponents, first.

### Origin of multiply

*multiplien*

*from*Old French

*multiplier*

*from*Latin

*multiplicāre*

*from*

*multiplex*

*multiplex*multiplex