- 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
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Historical Examples of quadruply
The amendment is lost; and trebly and quadruply lost is the listener.From Sea to Sea
- 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.)).