Definitions for multiplyˈmʌl təˌplaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mul•ti•plyˈmʌl təˌplaɪ(v.)-plied, -ply•ing.

  1. (v.t.)to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.

  2. to find the product of by multiplication.

  3. to increase by procreation.

  4. (v.i.)to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.

  5. to perform the process of multiplication.

  6. to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.

Origin of multiply:

1225–75; ME < OF < L multiplicāre. See multi -, ply2

mul•ti•plyˈmʌl tə pli(adv.)

  1. in several or many ways.

Origin of multiply:

1880–85

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. multiply(verb)ˈmʌl tə pli

    to increase

    In 1000 years, the human race has multiplied 20 times.; small businesses multiplying in the area

  2. multiplyˈmʌl tə pli

    to add a number to itself a particular number of times

    If you multiply two by four you get eight.; kids learning to multiply

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

Freebase

  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


Translations for multiply

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

multiply(verb)

to add a number to itself a given number of times and find the total

4 + 4 + 4 or 4 multiplied by 3 or 4;  3 = 12.

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