multiply

  • 1 multiply — mul‧ti‧ply [ˈmʌltplaɪ] verb multiplied PTandPP [intransitive, transitive] 1. to increase greatly or to make something increase greatly: • Program length commercials are multiplying nationwide. • This year we hope to multiply exports to about… …

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  • 2 Multiply — Mul ti*ply, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Multiplied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Multiplying}.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See {Multitude}, {Complex}.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Multiply — Mul ti*ply, v. i. 1. To become greater in number; to become numerous. [1913 Webster] When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. Gen. vi. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. To increase in extent and influence; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Multiply — est un album de Jamie Lidell produit par Warp Records. Cet album a des sonorités soul et funk, ce qui est assez inhabituel pour Warp records qui produit surtout des albums de musique électronique. Il y a des invités sur cet album comme Gonzales… …

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  • 5 multiply — Ⅰ. multiply [1] ► VERB (multiplies, multiplied) 1) obtain from (a number) another which contains the first number a specified number of times. 2) increase in number or quantity. 3) increase in number by reproducing. ORIGIN Latin multiplicare …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 multiply — index accrue (increase), accumulate (enlarge), bear (yield), compound, enlarge, expand …

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  • 7 multiply — (v.) mid 12c., multeplier, to cause to become many, from O.Fr. multiplier, mouteplier (12c.) increase, get bigger; flourish; breed; extend, enrich, from L. multiplicare to increase, from multiplex (gen. multiplicis) having many folds, many times… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 multiply — *increase, augment, enlarge Analogous words: propagate, reproduce, breed, *generate: expand, spread, stretch (see corresponding nouns at EXPANSE) Contrasted words: *decrease, diminish, lessen, reduce, abate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 multiply — [v] increase; reproduce accumulate, add, aggrandize, aggregate, augment, boost, breed, build up, compound, cube, double, enlarge, expand, extend, generate, heighten, magnify, manifold, mount, populate, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate,… …

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  • 10 multiply — multiply1 [mul′tə plī΄] vt. multiplied, multiplying [ME multiplien < OFr multiplier < L multiplicare < multiplex,MULTIPLE] 1. to cause to increase in number, amount, extent, or degree 2. Math. to find the product of by multiplication vi …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 multiply */ — UK [ˈmʌltɪplaɪ] / US [ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ] verb Word forms multiply : present tense I/you/we/they multiply he/she/it multiplies present participle multiplying past tense multiplied past participle multiplied 1) [intransitive] to increase by a large… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 multiply — [[t]mʌ̱ltɪplaɪ[/t]] multiplies, multiplying, multiplied 1) V ERG When something multiplies or when you multiply it, it increases greatly in number or amount. Such disputes multiplied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries... [V n] Her husband …

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  • 13 multiply — mul|ti|ply [ mʌltı,plaı ] verb * 1. ) intransitive to increase by a large amount: Within the last 10 years, both sales and profits have multiplied. a ) transitive to increase something by a large amount: He has multiplied his fortune many times.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 multiply — 01. Two [multiplied] by two equals four. 02. His problems only [multiplied] when he began to drink. 03. Nigel is learning division and [multiplication] in arithmetic now. 04. Kids today hardly know their [multiplication] tables because they use… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15 multiply — mul|ti|ply [ˈmʌltıplaı] v past tense and past participle multiplied present participle multiplying third person singular multiplies [Date: 1100 1200; : Old French; Origin: multiplier, from Latin multiplicare, from multiplex; MULTIPLEX] 1.) [I and …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 multiply — I. verb ( plied; plying) Etymology: Middle English multiplien, from Anglo French multiplier, from Latin multiplicare, from multiplic , multiplex multiple Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to increase in number especially greatly or in… …

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  • 17 multiply — verb ADVERB ▪ endlessly, indefinitely ▪ greatly ▪ exponentially, quickly, rapidly ▪ microorganisms that multiply rapidly …

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  • 18 multiply — [13] Multiply is one of a large family of English words based on Latin multus ‘much’, a word of uncertain origin which may be related to Greek mála ‘very’ and Latin melior ‘better’. Multiply itself comes from the Latin derivative multiplicāre,… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 19 multiply — verb 1 (I, T) to increase greatly or make something increase greatly: Our chances of success had multiplied several times over. | This vast stock of computerized images has multiplied the possibilities open to the artist. 2 (I, T) to do a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 multiply — [13] Multiply is one of a large family of English words based on Latin multus ‘much’, a word of uncertain origin which may be related to Greek mála ‘very’ and Latin melior ‘better’. Multiply itself comes from the Latin derivative multiplicāre,… …

    Word origins