verb (used with object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.
verb (used without object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.
- multiplicative identity,
- multiplicative inverse,
- multiplier effect,
- multipolar cell,
- multipolar neuron,
Origin of multiply1
Examples from the Web for multiplied
A place that has multiplied success for generation after generation of its children.
The dirty details can be multiplied almost indefinitely, and Lee lingers over every salacious story.
But our struggle at home is multiplied a thousandfold in West Africa.Why Isn't Silicon Valley Doing More to Fight Ebola?|Abby Haglage|October 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The proposed sequel would have multiplied this creep factor by 100.The 11 Worst Sequel Ideas to Come out of Hollywood|Chancellor Agard|November 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They were vilified in this book so their distress was multiplied 100 times.
Multiplied and energetically worked as these agencies are, the condition of the world is bad enough.Sermons|Clement Bailhache
These figures are, however, given in equivalents and each must be multiplied by the equivalent weight of the substance used.The Potter's Craft|Charles F. Binns
They multiplied the combinations under which their gods were personified.A History of Art in Ancient Egypt, Vol. II (of 2)|Georges Perrot
Upon every side there seemed to start away from his turning glance the multiplied shadows of something wrong.The Grandissimes|George Washington Cable
The more she picked the faster they multiplied, and came to many a sick bed "sweet messengers of Spring."
verb -plies, -plying or -plied
Word Origin for multiply
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.