Quadruple Definition

kwŏ-dro͝opəl, -drŭpəl, kwŏdro͝o-pəl
quadrupled, quadruples, quadrupling
Consisting of or including four.
Webster's New World
Four times as much or as many; fourfold.
Webster's New World
Containing four beats to the measure.
Quadruple time.
Webster's New World

Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.

He's quite an athlete and can do quadruple jumps with ease.
A fourfold amount or number.
American Heritage
An amount four times as much or as many.
Webster's New World
quadrupled, quadruples, quadrupling
To multiply or be multiplied by four.
Quadrupled the order; quadrupled in size.
American Heritage
To make or become four times as much or as many; multiply by four.
Webster's New World

Origin of Quadruple

  • From Middle English quadriple fourfold amount and quadruple tooth with four roots both from Old French quadruple from Latin quadruplum from neuter of quadruplus fourfold quadru-, quadri- quadri- -plus -fold pel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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