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(kwŏ-dro͞o′pəl, -drŭp′əl, kwŏd′ro͝o-pəl)
1. Consisting of four parts or members.
2. Four times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
3. Music Having four beats to the measure.
n.
A fourfold amount or number.
To multiply or be multiplied by four: quadrupled the order; quadrupled in size.

(ˈkwɒdrʊpəl; kwɒˈdruːpəl)
vb
to multiply by four or increase fourfold
1. four times as much or as many; fourfold
2. consisting of four parts
n
a quantity or number four times as great as another

(kwɒˈdru pəl, -ˈdrʌp əl, ˈkwɒd rʊ pəl)

1. fourfold; consisting of four parts: a quadruple alliance.
2. four times as great.
3. Music. having four beats to a measure.
n.
4. a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another.
v.t., v.i.
5. to make or become four times as great.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 quadruple - a set of four similar things considered as a unitset - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth" 2 quadruple - a quantity that is four times as great as anothermultiple - the product of a quantity by an integer; "36 is a multiple of 9" Verb 1 quadruple - increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"manifold, multiply - combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits" Adj. 1 quadruple - having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire"multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit" 2 quadruple - four times as great or many; "a fourfold increase in the dosage"multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
Translations
أرْبَعَة أضْعافرُباعييُضاعِف أربع مرّات
čtvernýčtyřnásobnýnásobit čtyřmi
firdeltfirdoblefire gange
négyeleműnégyszeresenégyszeresére növel
fjórfaldafjórfaldurfjórskiptur
četrdaļīgsčetrkāršotčetrkāršotiesčetrkārtīgsčetrpusīgs
štvornásobnýzoštvornásobiť
dört kat art makdört katlıdört misli

in quadruple time (Mus) → en compás de cuatro por cuatro
B. [ˈkwɒdrʊpl] N

[ˈkwɒdrʊpəl kwɒˈdruːpəl]
a quadruple gold medallist → le détenteur de quatre médailles d'or
n

nVierfache(s) nt
visich vervierfachen

[ˈkwɒdrʊpl]

1. four times as much or as many.
2. made up of four parts etc.
verb
to make or become four times as great.
References in classic literature ?
A word may likewise be triple, quadruple, or multiple in form, like so many Massilian expressions, e.
I think so too," replied Barbicane; "that is why I propose to quadruple that length, and to construct a gun of nine hundred feet.
His eminence was then in the enjoyment of flourishing health, and the bad years of the Fronde had not yet counted triple and quadruple for him.
With a view to establishing the equilibrium of power and the peace of that part of the world, all the resources of negotiation were exhausted, and triple and quadruple alliances were formed; but they were scarcely formed before they were broken, giving an instructive but afflicting lesson to mankind, how little dependence is to be placed on treaties which have no other sanction than the obligations of good faith, and which oppose general considerations of peace and justice to the impulse of any immediate interest or passion.
Quadruple the air patrol, and let every man who leaves the city by air or ground be subjected to the closest scrutiny.
Away - away - 'mid seas of rays that roll Empyrean splendor o'er th' unchained soul - The soul that scarce (the billows are so dense) Can struggle to its destin'd eminence - To distant spheres, from time to time, she rode, And late to ours, the favour'd one of God - But, now, the ruler of an anchor'd realm, She throws aside the sceptre - leaves the helm, And, amid incense and high spiritual hymns, Laves in quadruple light her angel limbs.
Both followed the same route; the quadruple echoes of this new race-course were confounded.
Yes, yes, I understand that now,' said Quilp; 'but I was going to say, I was so deceived by that, your miserly way, the reputation you had among those who knew you of being rich, and your repeated assurances that you would make of my advances treble and quadruple the interest you paid me, that I'd have advanced you, even now, what you want, on your simple note of hand, if I hadn't unexpectedly become acquainted with your secret way of life.
Look at a plant in the midst of its range, why does it not double or quadruple its numbers?
There was a tacit understanding between him and the men into whose hands they originally went--and from whom I have by degrees purchased the whole, for treble and quadruple their nominal value--that these loans should be from time to time renewed, until a given period had elapsed.
For this purpose, the inflammable gas which exudes plentifully from the soil is collected by means of pipes, and thence communicated to a quadruple row of lamps along the whole extent of the passage.
But the highest minds of the world have never ceased to explore the double meaning, or shall I say the quadruple or the centuple or much more manifold meaning, of every sensuous fact; Orpheus, Empedocles, Heraclitus, Plato, Plutarch, Dante, Swedenborg, and the masters of sculpture, picture, and poetry.

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