Definitions for: Quadruple


[n] a quantity that is four times as great as another
[adj] four times as great or many; "a fourfold increase in the dosage"
[adj] having four units or components; "quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure"; "quadruplex wire"
[v] increase fourfold; "His stock earning quadrupled"



Webster (1913) Definition: Quad"ru*ple, a. [L. quadruplus, from quattuor four:
cf. F. quadruple. See Quadrate, and cf. Double.]
Fourfold; as, to make quadruple restitution; a quadruple
alliance.

Quadruple time (Mus.), that in which each measure is
divided into four equal parts.


Quad"ru*ple, n. [Cf. F. quadruple, L. quadruplum.]
four times the sum or number; a fourfold amount; as, to
receive to quadruple of the amount in damages.


Quad"ru*ple, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quadrupled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Quadrupling.] [L. quadruplare: cf. F.
quadrupler.]
To multiply by four; to increase fourfold; to double; to
double twice. --A. Smith.


Quad"ru*ple, v. i.
To be multiplied by four; to increase fourfold; to become
four times as much.

Synonyms: fourfold, multiple, quadruplex, quadruplicate

See Also: manifold, multiple, multiply




Famous Quotes Containing Quadruple:


I feel great. I had a triple bypass in 1976 and a quadruple bypass in 1984.

-- Jimmy Piersall (American Athlete)

I want to be the first lady to land a quadruple jump in competition. As I grow older, I know that my skating style will develop and mature.

-- Sasha Cohen (American Athlete)


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