[ kwo-droo-puh l, -druhp-uh l, kwod-roo-puh l ]
/ kwɒˈdru pəl, -ˈdrʌp əl, ˈkwɒd rʊ pəl /
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.
verb (used with or without object), quad·ru·pled, quad·ru·pling.
to make or become four times as great: To serve 24 people, quadruple the recipe. My savings quadrupled in 20 years.
Words nearby quadruple
OTHER WORDS FROM quadruplequad·ru·ple·ness, nounquad·ru·ply, adverb
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The amendment is lost; and trebly and quadruply lost is the listener.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
British Dictionary definitions for quadruply
/ (ˈkwɒdrʊpəl, kwɒˈdruːpəl) /
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
Derived forms of quadruplequadruply, adverb
Word Origin for quadruple
C16: via Old French from Latin quadruplus, from quadru- (see quadri-) + -plus -fold
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