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

# Definitions for **multiply**

ˈmʌl təˌplaɪmul·ti·ply

#### 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**

### Examples of multiply in a Sentence

Opportunities

**multiply**as they are seized.As the number of intelligence community lawyers

**multiply**here.Will your child learn to

**multiply**before she learns to subtractWe can't keep doing what we always did when their problems

**multiply**.What people call insincerity is simply a method by which we can

**multiply**our personalities.

### Popularity rank by frequency of use

## Translations for **multiply**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

### Get even more translations for multiply »

### Translation

#### Find a translation for the **multiply** definition in other languages:

Select another language:

- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Український (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)

#### Discuss these multiply definitions with the community:

### Word of the Day

#### Would you like us to send you a **FREE** new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

## Citation

#### Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

"multiply." *Definitions.net.* STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 25 Feb. 2020. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/multiply>.