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 (sĕk-sto͞o′pəl, -styo͞o′-, -stŭp′əl, sĕk′stŭp′əl)
tr. & intr.v. sex·tu·pled, sex·tu·pling, sex·tu·ples
To multiply or be multiplied by six.
1. Consisting of six parts or members.
2. Six times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
3. Music Having six beats to the measure.
A sixfold amount or number.

[Medieval Latin sextuplus, sixfold : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + -plus, -fold; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

sex·tu′ply adv.


a quantity or number six times as great as another
1. six times as much or many; sixfold
2. consisting of six parts or members
3. (Music, other) (of musical time or rhythm) having six beats per bar
[C17: Latin sextus sixth + -uple, as in quadruple]


(sɛksˈtu pəl, -ˈtyu-, -ˈtʌp əl, ˈsɛks tʊ pəl, -tyʊ-)

adj., v. -pled, -pling. adj.
1. consisting of six parts.
2. six times as great or as many.
3. Music. characterized by six beats or pulses to the measure: sextuple rhythm.
v.t., v.i.
4. to make or become six times as great.
[1620–30; < Latin sext(us) sixth + -uple, as in duple, quadruple]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sextuple - having six 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"
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I did not know before, that a half-mile of sextuple railway-tracks could be made such an adornment.
We saw also an autograph letter of Lucrezia Borgia, a lady for whom I have always entertained the highest respect, on account of her rare histrionic capabilities, her opulence in solid gold goblets made of gilded wood, her high distinction as an operatic screamer, and the facility with which she could order a sextuple funeral and get the corpses ready for it.
Fort d'un groupe homogene compose de joueurs experimentes a l'instar de Marouene Magayez, Makram Missaoui, Amine Bannour, Marouene Chouiref et Aymen Toumi, et de jeunes joueurs a l'image de Oussama Jaziri, Anouar Ben Abdallah, Achraf Saafi, Iskander Zayed et Chafik Boukadida, le sept national se presentera en grand favori de la competition avec la selection egyptienne, sextuple champion d'Afrique, et a un degre moindre, la selection algerienne, sept fois vainqueur de l'epreuve.
The Rohani government wants to triple the exit tax for people leaving the country once a year and sextuple it for frequent international travelers.
Le match face au grand Real Madrid, sextuple champion d'Europe, reste sans conteste le meilleur souvenir de ma carriere.
But the Big Easy ran up a sextuple bogey when he missed five times within that distance - including missing with a silly one-handed stab from a couple of inches with his ninth shot.
We're also planning to split the sextuple system of Castor.
This would put the copyright term for photographs on the same footing as that for books and may, effectively, sextuple the period of protection from 20 years to 120.
We say double up but actually it's a case of sextuple up.
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Le detenteur du record d'Afrique a nettement devance le Sud-Africain Chris Harmse, le sextuple champion d'Afrique age de 41 ans, et le Marocain Driss Barid.
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