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

# Definitions for multiply

ˈmʌl təˌplaɪmul·ti·p·ly

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### Princeton's WordNet

multiplyverb

combine by multiplication

"multiply 10 by 15"

multiply, manifoldverb

combine or increase by multiplication

"He managed to multiply his profits"

breed, multiplyverb

have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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

reproduce, procreate, multiplyadverb

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

"The Bible tells people to procreate"

multiplyadverb

in several ways; in a multiple manner

"they were multiply checked for errors"

### Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

To MULTIPLYverb

**Etymology:**multiplier, Fr. multiplico, Lat.He clappeth his hands amongst us, and

*multiplieth*his words against God.*Job*xxxiv. 37.He shall not

*multiply*horses.*Deut.*xvii. 16.His birth to our just fear gave no small cause,

But his growth now to youth’s full flower displaying

All virtue, grace, and wisdom, to atchieve

Things highest, greatest,*multiplies*my fears.*John Milton.*From one stock of seven hundred years,

*multiplying*still by twenty, we shall find the product to be one thousand three hundred forty-seven millions three hundred sixty-eight thousand four hundred and twenty.*Thomas Browne, Vulgar Err. b. vi.*To Multiplyverb

The

*multiplying*brood of the ungodly shall not thrive.*Wisd.*iv. 3.The

*multiplying*villanies of nature

Do swarm upon him.*William Shakespeare, Macbeth.*We see the infinitely fruitful and productive power of this way of sinning; how it can increase and

*multiply*beyond all bounds and measures of actual commission.*Robert South, Sermons.*

### Wikipedia

multiply

Multiplication (often denoted by the cross symbol ×, by the mid-line dot operator ⋅, by juxtaposition, or, on computers, by an asterisk *) is one of the four elementary mathematical operations of arithmetic, with the other ones being addition, subtraction, and division. The result of a multiplication operation is called a product. The multiplication of whole numbers may be thought of as repeated addition; that is, the multiplication of two numbers is equivalent to adding as many copies of one of them, the multiplicand, as the quantity of the other one, the multiplier. Both numbers can be referred to as factors. a × b = b + ⋯ + b ⏟ a times {\displaystyle a\times b=\underbrace {b+\cdots +b} _{a{\text{ times}}}} For example, 4 multiplied by 3, often written as 3 × 4 {\displaystyle 3\times 4} and spoken as "3 times 4", can be calculated by adding 3 copies of 4 together:

### ChatGPT

multiply

Multiply, in mathematical terms, means to combine a certain number (called a factor) with itself a specified number of times, resulting in a product. It is essentially repeated addition. For example, multiplying 3 by 4 (3x4) means you are adding three together four times (3+3+3+3), which equals 12. It is one of the four basic operations in arithmetic, along with addition, subtraction, and division.

### Webster Dictionary

Multiplyverb

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

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

Multiplyverb

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

Multiplyverb

to become greater in number; to become numerous

Multiplyverb

to increase in extent and influence; to spread

Multiplyverb

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

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

### Wikidata

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**.]

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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**

### Examples of multiply in a Sentence

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.Think of the nicest person that you know, then

**multiply**that by five, he worked so hard to support himself. Unfortunately, we dont know enough to say what happened or what didnt happen.Government today spends about $ 240 billion a year, if you take that,

**multiply**it by 10, you're close to the 2 trillion.These people were killed, and their bodies remained lying in the snow for a fairly long time, in April or May, flies started to

**multiply**on the remains, and in late May or early June, they were buried in a pit on the homestead, which is where they probably had lived.If you want to work, get up early, if you want to earn money, learn to invest, if you want to get rich,

**multiply**your investments, if you want to become a millionaire or billionaire, know that greed can make you bankrupt.

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- ضاعفArabic
- vynásobit, násobit, znásobitCzech
- formere sigDanish
- multiplizierenGerman
- πολλαπλασιάζωGreek
- multiplicarSpanish
- تکثیر کردنPersian
- kertoa, lisääntyäFinnish
- multiplier, [[faire]] [[la]] [[multiplication]]French
- yl-ragheyManx
- गुणा करनाHindi
- megsokszorozódik, szaporodnak, sokszorosít, szaporítHungarian
- berkembang biakIndonesian
- moltiplicareItalian
- לְהַכפִּילHebrew
- かける, 掛けるJapanese
- ಗುಣಿಸಿKannada
- 곱하다Korean
- accumulō, multiplicaminiLatin
- ngaringari, whakareaMāori
- үржүүлэхMongolian
- multiplisere, gangeNorwegian
- vermenigvuldigenDutch
- multiplisere, gangeNorwegian Nynorsk
- multiplisereNorwegian
- mnożyć się, mnożyć, mnożyć się, pomnażać, zwielokrotniaćPolish
- multiplicarPortuguese
- askhayayQuechua
- multiplicaRomanian
- умножатьRussian
- multipliceraSwedish
- பெருக்கிTamil
- గుణిస్తారుTelugu
- คูณThai
- çarpmakTurkish
- nhânVietnamese
- si mopliyî, mopliyîWalloon
- מולטיפּליYiddish
- 乘Chinese

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