- to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.
- Arithmetic. to find the product of by multiplication.
- to breed (animals).
- to propagate (plants).
- to increase by procreation.
- to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.
- Arithmetic. to perform the process of multiplication.
- to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.
Origin of multiply1
SynonymsSee more synonyms for multiply on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for multiplied
A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth
December 3, 2014
But our struggle at home is multiplied a thousandfold in West Africa.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?
October 8, 2014
The proposed sequel would have multiplied this creep factor by 100.The 11 Worst Sequel Ideas to Come out of Hollywood
November 20, 2013
They were vilified in this book so their distress was multiplied 100 times.Madeleine McCann Libel Case Resumes in Portugal
Barbie Latza Nadeau
October 4, 2013
The influences of religion have been multiplied and strengthened.
Since that period a population of four millions has multiplied to twelve.
And talking they had multiplied and ramified all over the town.The Harbor
His cabin is multiplied into a hamlet, and his hermit life is gone.
The diameter is then multiplied by 3.1416 to obtain the circumference.Boys' Book of Model Boats
Raymond Francis Yates
- to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree
- (tr) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication
- (intr) to increase in number by reproduction
Word Origin and History for multiplied
mid-12c., multeplier, "to cause to become many," from Old French multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) "increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich," from Latin multiplicare "to increase," from multiplex (genitive multiplicis) "having many folds, many times as great in number," from comb. form of multus (see multi-) + -plex "-fold," from PIE *plek- "to plait" (see ply (v.1.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplied; multiplying.
- To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
- To breed or propagate.
- To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.