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.
- quad·ru·ple·ness, noun
- quad·ru·ply, adverb
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How to use quadruple in a sentence
Maine’s community colleges report that the number of people signing on to short-term job training quadrupled over the last two years.More people with bachelor’s degrees go back to school to learn skilled trades | Jon Marcus | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
They also nearly quadrupled the reserves they set aside to absorb loan losses.Mounting commercial real estate losses threaten banks, recovery | David Lynch | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
One double-error, quadruple-blunder play flipped a 7-6 win to an 8-7 loss when the Rays were down to their last strike in Game 4.No asterisk required: These Dodgers were historically great — and legitimate champions | Thomas M. Boswell | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
During the tenure of Rose Marcario, who resigned in June after seven years as president and CEO, Patagonia quadrupled its sales and contributed more to grassroots environmental groups than at any time in its history.
These two trends have opened the door to triple and even quadruple hyphen situations, as in the Albert-Brauer-Hasse-Noether Theorem and the Grothendieck-Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch Theorem.Why Mathematicians Should Stop Naming Things After Each Other - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Laura Ball | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
One month later, the number of cases had quadrupled, with WHO showing more than 208 cases and 130 deaths.
One likely reason for their growth is rising oil prices, which have quadrupled since 2002.
And it would be worst of all for Netflix, whose stock price quadrupled last year (from $92 to $368 a share).A Deal Between Apple and Comcast Could Kill Netflix and Change the Future of Net-TV | Dennis Kneale | March 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Phone taps, as it happens, more than quadrupled between 2001 and 2008.
Since 1990, the state's Hispanic population has increased eight-fold, while the Asian-American population has quadrupled.
Deep in a hollow to the left were two mills instead of one, and the noise of ore-crunching rolls was quadrupled in volume.The Terms of Surrender | Louis Tracy
In the last fifty years the number of known fossil remains of invertebrated animals has been trebled or quadrupled.The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology | Thomas Henry Huxley
In fact, the event which had such a tragic sequel practically quadrupled your fortune and mine.The Pillar of Light | Louis Tracy
In the nine years that had passed since his father's death Evert had, as has been stated, quadrupled the fortune he had inherited.East Angels | Constance Fenimore Woolson
A revenue quadrupled in four years needs no Chicagos or Buffalos to endorse the colony's claims to energy and progress.Lands of the Slave and the Free | Henry A. Murray
British Dictionary definitions for quadruple
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
- quadruply, adverb
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