Also found in: Thesaurus.


 (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).]

quin·tup′ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quintupling - increasing by a factor of five
multiplication - a multiplicative increase; "repeated copying leads to a multiplication of errors"; "this multiplication of cells is a natural correlate of growth"
References in periodicals archive ?
Urging Angelenos to keep their lights turned on, quintupling his salary from $1 to $5 a year and developing a missile defense system are among the proposals offered today by Mayor Richard Riordan.
Here, the scientists found a quintupling in the expected incidence of gallbladder and bile duct cancers among women and a more than doubling in men.
com, the security has seen roughly 8,500 puts and 10,500 calls change hands so far today, more than quintupling its average intraday volume of about 1,500 puts and 1,700 calls.
Ahead of the event, MRVL saw roughly 11,600 puts cross the tape on Friday, nearly quintupling its average single-session volume of roughly 2,400 contracts.
com, the Ohio-based banking issue saw roughly 15,400 puts change hands yesterday, more than quintupling its average single-day volume of fewer than 2,900 contracts.
The North Carolina-based home-improvement retailer saw roughly 32,400 calls change hands yesterday, more than quintupling its average daily volume of fewer than 6,200 contracts.
In afternoon trading, the media mogul has already seen more than 4,000 puts change hands, nearly quintupling its average daily volume of fewer than 900 contracts.