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QUADRUPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quadruple mean? 

QUADRUPLE (noun)
  The noun QUADRUPLE has 2 senses:

1. a set of four similar things considered as a unit
2. a quantity that is four times as great as another

  Familiarity information: QUADRUPLE used as a noun is rare.


QUADRUPLE (adjective)
  The adjective QUADRUPLE has 2 senses:

1. having four units or components
2. four times as great or many

  Familiarity information: QUADRUPLE used as an adjective is rare.


QUADRUPLE (verb)
  The verb QUADRUPLE has 1 sense:

1. increase fourfold

  Familiarity information: QUADRUPLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUADRUPLE (noun)


Sense 1quadruple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of four similar things considered as a unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

quadruple; quartette; quadruplet; quartet

Hypernyms ("quadruple" is a kind of...):

set (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used)


Sense 2quadruple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A quantity that is four times as great as another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("quadruple" is a kind of...):

multiple (the product of a quantity by an integer)


QUADRUPLE (adjective)


Sense 1quadruple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having four units or components

Synonyms:

four-fold; quadruple; quadruplex; quadruplicate; fourfold

Context examples:

quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure / quadruplex wire

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


Sense 2quadruple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Four times as great or many

Synonyms:

fourfold; four-fold; quadruple

Context example:

a fourfold increase in the dosage

Similar:

multiple (having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual)


QUADRUPLE (verb)


Sense 1quadruple [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase fourfold

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

His stock earning quadrupled

Hypernyms (to "quadruple" is one way to...):

manifold; multiply (combine or increase by multiplication)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Sentence examples:

They quadruple their earnings this year
Their earnings quadruple this year


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