[ kwo-droo-puhl, -druhp-uhl, kwod-roo-puhl ]
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  1. fourfold; consisting of four parts: a quadruple alliance.

  2. four times as great.

  1. Music. having four beats to a measure.

  1. a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another.

  2. something, as a series of acrobatic somersaults, made up of four clearly defined parts or stages: the first trapeze artist to perform a quadruple successfully.

verb (used with or without object),quad·ru·pled, quad·ru·pling.
  1. to make or become four times as great: To serve 24 people, quadruple the recipe. My savings quadrupled in 20 years.

Origin of quadruple

1325–75; Middle English <Latin quadruplus;cf. quadru-, duple

Other words from quadruple

  • quad·ru·ple·ness, noun
  • quad·ru·ply, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for quadruple


/ (ˈkwɒdrʊpəl, kwɒˈdruːpəl) /

  1. to multiply by four or increase fourfold

  1. four times as much or as many; fourfold

  2. consisting of four parts

  1. a quantity or number four times as great as another

Origin of quadruple

C16: via Old French from Latin quadruplus, from quadru- (see quadri-) + -plus -fold

Derived forms of quadruple

  • quadruply, adverb

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