Definitions for multiplyˈmʌl təˌplaɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word multiply

Princeton's WordNet

  1. multiply(verb)

    combine by multiplication

    "multiply 10 by 15"

  2. multiply, manifold(verb)

    combine or increase by multiplication

    "He managed to multiply his profits"

  3. breed, multiply(verb)

    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

    "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"

  4. reproduce, procreate, multiply(adverb)

    have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

    "The Bible tells people to procreate"

  5. multiply(adverb)

    in several ways; in a multiple manner

    "they were multiply checked for errors"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multiply(verb)

    to increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to

  2. Multiply(verb)

    to add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication

  3. Multiply(verb)

    to increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy

  4. Multiply(verb)

    to become greater in number; to become numerous

  5. Multiply(verb)

    to increase in extent and influence; to spread

  6. Multiply(verb)

    to increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy

  7. Origin: [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See Multitude, Complex.]


  1. Multiply

    Multiply is an album by Jamie Lidell on Warp Records. Unusually for Warp, which for many years released mainly electronic music, the album has much in common with soul and funk music.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'multiply' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2972

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'multiply' in Verbs Frequency: #986

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sun-tzu:

    Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    As the number of intelligence community lawyers multiply here.

  3. Children's Defense Fund:

    Will your child learn to multiply before she learns to subtract

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can multiply our personalities.

  5. Matteo Renzi:

    We need to create political decision makers. It isn't by multiplying posts that you multiply democracy.

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