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quin·tu·ple(kwĭn-to͞o′pəl, -tyo͞o′-, -tŭp′əl, kwĭn′tə-pəl)
1. Consisting of five parts or members.
2. Five times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
A fivefold amount or number.
tr. & intr.v. quin·tu·pled, quin·tu·pling, quin·tu·ples
To multiply or be multiplied by five.
[French, from Old French : Latin quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + -ple, -fold (from Latin -plus; see pel- in Indo-European roots).]
to multiply by five
1. five times as much or as many; fivefold
2. consisting of five parts
a quantity or number five times as great as another
[C16: from French, from Latin quintus, on the model of quadruple]
quin•tu•ple(kwɪnˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈkwɪn tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-)
adj., n., v. -pled, -pling. adj.
1. fivefold; consisting of five parts.
2. five times as great or as much.
3. having five beats to a musical measure.n.
4. a number, amount, etc., five times as great as another.v.t., v.i.
5. to make or become five times as great.
[1560–70; < Middle French < New Latin or Medieval Latin quīntuplus, derivative of quīntus fifth]
Past participle: quintupled
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|Noun||1.||quintuple - a set of five similar things considered as a unit|
set - 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"
|Verb||1.||quintuple - increase fivefold; "The population of China quintupled"|
|Adj.||1.||quintuple - having five units or components|
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"