- fourfold; consisting of four parts: a quadruple alliance.
- four times as great.
- Music. having four beats to a measure.
- a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another.
- 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.
- to make or become four times as great: To serve 24 people, quadruple the recipe. My savings quadrupled in 20 years.
Origin of quadruple
Examples from the Web for quadrupled
Contemporary Examples of quadrupled
One month later, the number of cases had quadrupled, with WHO showing more than 208 cases and 130 deaths.1976 Vs. Today: Ebola’s Terrifying Evolution
September 10, 2014
One likely reason for their growth is rising oil prices, which have quadrupled since 2002.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: July 27
July 27, 2014
Phone taps, as it happens, more than quadrupled between 2001 and 2008.Sarkozy’s Surveillance Scandal
March 22, 2014
Since 1990, the state's Hispanic population has increased eight-fold, while the Asian-American population has quadrupled.A Carter Could Turn Georgia Blue
March 14, 2014
The number of deaths from these drugs has quadrupled over the last ten years.These Are The 5 Scary Health Threats The CDC Will Tackle In 2014
December 16, 2013
Historical Examples of quadrupled
Tom is to explain how he has quadrupled our business in the last week.
Rugby and Swindon have quadrupled their population in the same time.Lives of the Engineers
In 1862 there were but 10,850 reaping-machines in France, but their number is now more than quadrupled.Rambles in Normandy
The new agent has more than quadrupled the area from which London draws its meat.Curiosities of Civilization
We really believe the productive powers of the country might be quadrupled.Ask Momma
R. S. Surtees
- to multiply by four or increase fourfold
- four times as much or as many; fourfold
- consisting of four parts
- a quantity or number four times as great as another
Word Origin for quadruple
late 14c., from Middle French quadrupler, from Late Latin quadruplare "make fourfold, multiply by four," from Latin quadruplus (adj.) "quadruple, fourfold" (see quadruple (adj.)).