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ˈmʌl təˌplaɪmul·ti·p·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. multiplyverb

    combine by multiplication

    "multiply 10 by 15"

  2. multiply, manifoldverb

    combine or increase by multiplication

    "He managed to multiply his profits"

  3. breed, multiplyverb

    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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

  4. reproduce, procreate, multiplyadverb

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

    "The Bible tells people to procreate"

  5. multiplyadverb

    in several ways; in a multiple manner

    "they were multiply checked for errors"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Multiplyverb

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

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

  2. Multiplyverb

    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

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

  3. Multiplyverb

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

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

  4. Multiplyverb

    to become greater in number; to become numerous

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

  5. Multiplyverb

    to increase in extent and influence; to spread

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

  6. Multiplyverb

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

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

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. 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.]

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of multiply in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of multiply in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of multiply in a Sentence

  1. Marcus Aurelius:

    If you don’t want to be cantankerous, don’t feed your temper, or multiply incidents of anger. Suppress the first impulse to be angry, then begin to count the days on which you don’t get mad.

  2. Robert Stahl:

    Multiply the amount of time spent meeting with the client to obtain the facts, the hours reviewing documents and case law, and meeting with the government, and you can see how legal bills quickly escalate.

  3. Michael Auslin:

    Their lifestyle is literally inconceivable for the vast majority of humanity, it's lavish, beyond belief. Take everything you can imagine in the lifestyles of the rich and famous and multiply it.

  4. Pope Francis:

    This is a disease of people who seek tirelessly to multiply power only aimed at calumny, and to defame and discredit others.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Be grateful to God for the little things. Because, when you are grateful for the little things. God will be moved to give you big or more things to appreciate (Matthew 25:23). Thus, dare to appreciate whatever you have presently. Because, it will multiply even beyond your expectation and imagination. -Emeasoba George

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