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mul·ti·ply 1

 (mŭl′tə-plī′)
v. mul·ti·plied, mul·ti·ply·ing, mul·ti·plies
v.tr.
1. To increase the amount, number, or degree of. See Synonyms at increase.
2. Mathematics To perform multiplication on.
v.intr.
1. To grow in amount, number, or degree: Shops multiplied along the main street.
2. To increase in number by reproducing: "The people increased both in the dales and the plains, and their horses multiplied" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
3. Mathematics To perform multiplication.

[Middle English multiplien, from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre, from multiplex, multiplex; see multiplex.]

mul·ti·ply 2

 (mŭl′tə-plē′)
adv.
In many or multiple ways.

multiply

(ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ)
vb, -plies, -plying or -plied
1. to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree
2. (Mathematics) (tr) to combine (two numbers or quantities) by multiplication
3. (intr) to increase in number by reproduction
[C13: from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold]
ˈmultiˌpliable, ˈmultiˌplicable adj

mul•ti•ply1

(ˈmʌl təˌplaɪ)

v. -plied, -ply•ing. v.t.
1. to make many or manifold; increase the number, quantity, etc., of.
2. to find the product of by multiplication.
3. to increase by procreation.
v.i.
4. to grow in number, quantity, etc.; increase.
5. to perform the process of multiplication.
6. to increase in number by procreation or natural generation.
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin multiplicāre. See multi-, ply2]

mul•ti•ply2

(ˈmʌl tə pli)

adv.
in several or many ways.
[1880–85]

mul·ti·ply

(mŭl′tə-plī′)
To perform multiplication on a pair of quantities.

multiply


Past participle: multiplied
Gerund: multiplying

Imperative
multiply
multiply
Present
I multiply
you multiply
he/she/it multiplies
we multiply
you multiply
they multiply
Preterite
I multiplied
you multiplied
he/she/it multiplied
we multiplied
you multiplied
they multiplied
Present Continuous
I am multiplying
you are multiplying
he/she/it is multiplying
we are multiplying
you are multiplying
they are multiplying
Present Perfect
I have multiplied
you have multiplied
he/she/it has multiplied
we have multiplied
you have multiplied
they have multiplied
Past Continuous
I was multiplying
you were multiplying
he/she/it was multiplying
we were multiplying
you were multiplying
they were multiplying
Past Perfect
I had multiplied
you had multiplied
he/she/it had multiplied
we had multiplied
you had multiplied
they had multiplied
Future
I will multiply
you will multiply
he/she/it will multiply
we will multiply
you will multiply
they will multiply
Future Perfect
I will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
he/she/it will have multiplied
we will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
they will have multiplied
Future Continuous
I will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
he/she/it will be multiplying
we will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
they will be multiplying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
he/she/it has been multiplying
we have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
they have been multiplying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
he/she/it will have been multiplying
we will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
they will have been multiplying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been multiplying
you had been multiplying
he/she/it had been multiplying
we had been multiplying
you had been multiplying
they had been multiplying
Conditional
I would multiply
you would multiply
he/she/it would multiply
we would multiply
you would multiply
they would multiply
Past Conditional
I would have multiplied
you would have multiplied
he/she/it would have multiplied
we would have multiplied
you would have multiplied
they would have multiplied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.multiply - combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15"
arithmetic - the branch of pure mathematics dealing with the theory of numerical calculations
compute, calculate, cipher, cypher, figure, reckon, work out - make a mathematical calculation or computation
square - raise to the second power
cube - raise to the third power
raise - multiply (a number) by itself a specified number of times: 8 is 2 raised to the power 3
fraction, divide - perform a division; "Can you divide 49 by seven?"
2.multiply - combine or increase by multiplicationmultiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits"
increase - make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
double, duplicate - increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
triple, treble - increase threefold; "Triple your income!"
quadruple - increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"
quintuple - increase fivefold; "The population of China quintupled"
proliferate - cause to grow or increase rapidly; "We must not proliferate nuclear arms"
3.multiply - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
pullulate - breed freely and abundantly
4.multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
propagate - multiply sexually or asexually
fructify, set - bear fruit; "the apple trees fructify"
multiply, breed - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
incubate, hatch, brood, cover - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
create, make - make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor"
Adv.1.multiply - in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply checked for errors"
singly - one by one; one at a time; "they were arranged singly"

multiply

verb
1. increase, extend, expand, spread, build up, accumulate, augment, proliferate Her husband multiplied his demands on her time.
increase reduce, decline, diminish, decrease, lessen, abate
2. reproduce, breed, propagate These creatures can multiply quickly.

multiply

verb
2. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
Translations
يَتَكَاثَرُيَتَكاثَريَضْرب عَدداً في آخر
násobitrozmnožovat
formere siggangemultiplicere
kertoalisääntyämoninkertaistua
množiti
megsokszorozódikmegszorozsokszorosítszoroz
margfaldamargfaldast, fjölga sér
増す
증대시키다
daugintidaugybapadauginti
pavairotreizinātvairotvairoties
násobiťvynásobiť
množitirazmnoževati se
multiplicera
คูณ
çarpmakçoğal mak
nhân

multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]
A. VT (Math) → multiplicar
to multiply eight by sevenmultiplicar ocho por siete
B. VI
1. (Math) → multiplicar
2. (= reproduce o.s.) → multiplicarse

multiply

[ˈmʌltɪplaɪ]
vt [+ number] → multiplier
to multiply 6 by 3 → multiplier six par trois
to multiply sth by sth → multiplier qch par qch
vi
(= proliferate) → se multiplier
(= do multiplication sums) → faire des multiplications

multiply

vt
(Math) → multiplizieren, malnehmen; to multiply 8 by 78 mit 7 multiplizieren or malnehmen; 4 multiplied by 6 is 244 mal 6 ist 24
vi
(Math) (person)multiplizieren; (numbers)sich multiplizieren lassen
(fig)zunehmen, sich vermehren or vervielfachen
(= breed)sich vermehren

multiply

[ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ]
1. vt (Math) → moltiplicare
2. vi
a. (Math) → moltiplicare
she can't multiply → non sa fare le moltiplicazioni
b. (increase) → moltiplicarsi

multiply

(ˈmaltiplai) verb
1. to add a number to itself a given number of times and find the total. 4 + 4 + 4 or 4 multiplied by 3 or 4  3 = 12.
2. to (cause to) increase in number, especially by breeding. Rabbits multiply very rapidly.
ˌmultipliˈcation (-pli-) noun
the act of multiplying numbers.

multiply

يَتَكَاثَرُ násobit multiplicere multiplizieren πολλαπλασιάζω multiplicar moninkertaistua multiplier množiti moltiplicare 増す 증대시키다 vermenigvuldigen multiplisere pomnożyć multiplicar умножать multiplicera คูณ çarpmak nhân 增加

multiply

vt, vi (pret & pp -plied) multi-plicar(se)
References in classic literature ?
It took a clear, meditative eye like my grandfather's to foresee that they would enlarge and multiply until they would be, not the Shimerdas' cornfields, or Mr.
And when it comes to sleeping with an unknown stranger, in a strange inn, in a strange town, and that stranger a harpooneer, then your objections indefinitely multiply.
Now it is curious how progressively little frets grow and multiply after they once get a start.
There would be no question of walking for many a month to come, but blessings seemed to multiply when the blinds could be opened and the bed drawn near the window; when mother, with pillows behind her, could at least sit and watch the work going on, could smile at the past agony and forget the weary hours that had led to her present comparative ease and comfort.
The stolidity with which I received these instructions was, no doubt, rather exasperating: for they were delivered in perfect sincerity; but I believed a person who could plan the turning of her fits of passion to account, beforehand, might, by exerting her will, manage to control herself tolerably, even while under their influence; and I did not wish to 'frighten' her husband, as she said, and multiply his annoyances for the purpose of serving her selfishness.
And God created the great Whales, and each Soul living, each that crept, which plenteously The waters generated by thir kindes, And every Bird of wing after his kinde; And saw that it was good, and bless'd them, saying, Be fruitful, multiply, and in the Seas And Lakes and running Streams the waters fill; And let the Fowle be multiply'd on the Earth.
war-cries adopted by the assailants, as belonging to their assumed character of Saxon outlaws, was heard on every side, and on every side enemies appeared with a rapidity of advance and attack which seemed to multiply their numbers.
The workers will emigrate in pursuit of the factory, but they will multiply faster than they emigrate, and be told that their own exorbitant demand for wages is driving capital abroad, and must continue to do so whilst there is a Chinaman or a Hindoo unemployed to underbid them.
But they thought the want of moral virtues was so far from being supplied by superior endowments of the mind, that employments could never be put into such dangerous hands as those of persons so qualified; and, at least, that the mistakes committed by ignorance, in a virtuous disposition, would never be of such fatal consequence to the public weal, as the practices of a man, whose inclinations led him to be corrupt, and who had great abilities to manage, to multiply, and defend his corruptions.
It is merely a method by which we can multiply our personalities.
To multiply instances where it were impossible to adduce an exception would be to waste your time and abuse your patience; but in the sacred volume, which contains the substances of our firmest faith and of our most precious hopes, these passions not only maintain their highest efficacy, but are sanctioned by the express injunctions of the Divine Legislator to his chosen people.
I shall not, however, multiply professions on this head.