verb (used with object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.
verb (used without object), mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing.
Origin of multiply1
Definition for multiply (2 of 3)
Definition for multiply (3 of 3)
Origin of multi-ply
Examples from the Web for multiply
A flamboyant, multi-titled, multiply married royal to remember, the Duchess of Alba died Thursday at the age of 88.
Multiply that number by 365 and you get more than 30,000 families who suffer from gun violence over the course of a year.
And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
As the search for Flight 370 continues, conspiracy theories are sure to multiply and evolve.The Craziest Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Conspiracy Theories|Caitlin Dickson|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Patience is no virtue of mine, and so far from appearing disposed to amend them, you daily multiply your errors.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)|James Dennistoun
If you would grasp the whole, multiply the conflict on the knoll by ten thousand.The Last Shot|Frederick Palmer
From the Masovians, who are great people to multiply, and who increase like bees in a hive, are descended most of those colonists.Hania|Henryk Sienkiewicz
It is better not to multiply difficulties but to hold fast to the actual texts which we know were used in Christian worship.Christian Hymns of the First Three Centuries|Ruth Ellis Messenger
And inasmuch as he is faithful, I will multiply a multiplicity of blessings upon him.
British Dictionary definitions for multiply
verb -plies, -plying or -plied
Word Origin for multiply
Word Origin and History for multiply (1 of 2)
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.