What does multiply mean?

Definitions for multiply
ˈmʌl təˌplaɪmul·ti·ply

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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

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

  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

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

  3. Multiply(verb)

    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. Multiply(verb)

    to become greater in number; to become numerous

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

  5. Multiply(verb)

    to increase in extent and influence; to spread

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

  6. Multiply(verb)

    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.]

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

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Numerology

  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. Joe Taravella:

    Dr. Joe Taravella, a licensed clinical psychologist at New York University Langone Medical Center’s Rusk Rehabilitation, told FoxNews.com. It’s when those fears turn into phobias that trouble begins. When we have a phobia, it's a very significant and intense fear, so, take that fear and multiply it by 100 and, it is so intense that people sometimes feel like they're having a panic attack, they're going to die. Some research has found that as many as one in 10 people suffer from a severe weather-related phobia. Experts agree that one of the best steps you can take to lessen anxiety is to make a plan — the logic being that you ca n’t change the weather, but you can change the way you react to it.

  2. Jan Bondar:

    The Baltic sea isn't the cleanest and when the temperatures are so high, then these organisms multiply at lightning speed and beaches need to be closed.

  3. Samuel Johnson:

    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.

  4. David Nieman:

    We are producing some of the first human studies showing plant polyphenols? the naturally occurring chemicals in fruits and vegetables that give them their colors like purple, red and yellow? work with the immune system to help clear viruses and keep their ability to multiply under control.

  5. Actress Laverne Cox:

    It is important to note that these standards are also informed by race, class and ability among other intersections, i have always been aware that I can never represent all trans people. No one or two or three trans people can. This is why we need diverse media representations of trans folks to multiply trans narratives in the media and depict our beautiful diversities.

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