[kwo-droo-puh l, -druhp-uh l, kwod-roo-puh l]
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.
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- quadruple run,
- quadruple time,
Origin of quadruple
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The amendment is lost; and trebly and quadruply lost is the listener.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
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
C16: via Old French from Latin quadruplus, from quadru- (see quadri-) + -plus -fold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
late 14c., from Middle French quadrupler, from Late Latin quadruplare "make fourfold, multiply by four," from Latin quadruplus (adj.) "quadruple, fourfold" (see quadruple (adj.)).
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