### What does **multiply** mean?

## Definitions for **multiply**ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **multiply**.

### Princeton's WordNet

multiply(verb)

combine by multiplication

"multiply 10 by 15"

multiply, manifold(verb)

combine or increase by multiplication

"He managed to multiply his profits"

breed, multiply(verb)

have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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

reproduce, procreate, multiply(adverb)

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

"The Bible tells people to procreate"

multiply(adverb)

in several ways; in a multiple manner

"they were multiply checked for errors"

### Webster Dictionary

Multiply(verb)

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

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

Multiply(verb)

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

Multiply(verb)

to become greater in number; to become numerous

Multiply(verb)

to increase in extent and influence; to spread

Multiply(verb)

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

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

### Freebase

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.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Multiply

mul′ti-plī,

*v.t.*to fold or increase many times: to make more numerous: to repeat any given number or quantity as often as there are units in another number.—*v.i.*to increase: to perform the arithmetical process of multiplication:—*pr.p.*mul′tiplying;*pa.t.*and*pa.p.*mul′tiplied.—*adjs.***Mul′tiplex**, having many folds: manifold: (*bot.*) with petals lying in folds over each other;**Multiplī′able**,**Mul′tiplicable**, that may be multiplied.—*n.***Mul′tiplicand**, a number or quantity to be multiplied by another.—*adj.***Mul′tiplicāte**, consisting of more than one: (*bot.*) multifold.—*n.***Multiplicā′tion**, the act of multiplying or increasing in number: the rule or operation by which any given number or quantity is multiplied.—*adj.***Mul′tiplicātive**, tending to multiply: having the power to multiply.—*ns.***Multiplic′ity**, the state of being multiplied or various: a great number:**Mul′tiplier**,**Mul′tiplicātor**, one who, or that which, multiplies or increases the number or quantity by which another is multiplied.—**Multiplication table**, a tabular arrangement giving the products of pairs of numbers from 1 to 12.—**Multiplying glass**, lens, a glass, lens, with a number of facets, causing an object to appear multiplied many times. [Fr.,—L.*multiplex.*See**Multiple**.]

### British National Corpus

Written Corpus Frequency

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

Verbs Frequency

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

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of multiply in Chaldean Numerology is:

**3**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of multiply in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**2**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

Opportunities

**multiply**as they are seized.Will your child learn to

**multiply**before she learns to subtractThis is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to

**multiply**power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.About 70 million of the patient's T cells are removed, engineered, and put back into the patient. Those cells will ramp up and

**multiply**in the body nearly 1,000 fold, that rush is very powerful in controlling cancer, but they're off on their own.The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and

**multiply**the grief he proposes to remove.

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# Translations for **multiply**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- ضاعفArabic
- znásobit, násobit, vynásobitCzech
- multiplizierenGerman
- πολλαπλασιάζωGreek
- multiplicarSpanish
- lisääntyä, kertoaFinnish
- multiplier, [[faire]] [[la]] [[multiplication]]French
- yl-ragheyManx
- sokszorosít, megsokszorozódik, szaporítHungarian
- moltiplicareItalian
- 掛けるJapanese
- 곱하다Korean
- accumulōLatin
- ngaringari, whakareaMāori
- үржүүлэхMongolian
- gange, multiplisereNorwegian
- vermenigvuldigenDutch
- multiplisere, gangeNorwegian Nynorsk
- mnożyć, mnożyć się, pomnażać, mnożyć sięPolish
- multiplicarPortuguese
- askhayayQuechua
- multiplicaRomanian
- умножатьRussian
- multipliceraSwedish
- mopliyî, si mopliyîWalloon

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