quadruple


quadruple
Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.

Hes quite an athlete and can do quadruple jumps with ease.

2. verb
To multiply something by four times.

Our profits quadrupled when we made the improvements.


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  • quadruple — [ k(w)adrypl ] adj. • XIIIe; lat. quadruplus, var. impér. du class. quadruplex ♦ Qui est répété quatre fois, qui vaut quatre fois (la quantité désignée). « Une quadruple rangée de pavés superposés » (Hugo). Mus. Quadruple croche. ♢ N. m. Ce qui… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • quadruple — quad‧ru‧ple [ˈkwɒdrʊpl, kwɒˈdruː ǁ kwɑːˈdruː ] verb [intransitive, transitive] to increase or make something increase by four times: • Pre tax profits have more than quadrupled from £5 million to over £20 million. • OPEC quadrupled the price of… …   Financial and business terms

  • quadruple — Quadruple. s. m. Quatre fois autant. La peine du quadruple. payer le quadruple. condamner au quadruple. On appelle aussi, Quadruple, Une double pistole d Espagne ou d Italie. Un quadruple faux. un quadruple qui n est pas de poids …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Quadruple — 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. [1913 Webster] {Quadruple time} (Mus.), that in which each measure is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quadruple — Quadruple, quatre fois autant, Quadruplum, Quadruplex. Condamner à quatre fois autant, ou au quadruple, Dare iudicium in quadruplum. Payer le quadruple, Quadruplum in fiscum inferre. B. Plus grand du quadruple, ou quatre fois plus grand,… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Quadruple — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quadruple D — (which stands for Do the DirectDraw with Delphi ) is a DirectX library for Delphi developed by a Japanese programmer named SANDMAN . It has become the de facto graphics library for Japanese PC games written in Delphi.In addition to DirectX… …   Wikipedia

  • quadruplé — quadruplé, ée (koua dru plé, plée) part. passé de quadrupler. Un nombre quadruplé …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • quadruple — (v.) late 14c., from L. quadruplare make fourfold, from quadruplus (n.) quadruple, from quadri four (see QUADRI (Cf. quadri )) + plus fold …   Etymology dictionary

  • quadruple — ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of four parts or elements. 2) four times as much or as many. 3) (of time in music) having four beats in a bar. ► VERB ▪ increase or be increased fourfold. ► NOUN ▪ a quadruple number or amount …   English terms dictionary

  • quadruple — [kwä dro͞o′pəl, kwədro͞o′pəl; kwä′drə pəl] adj. [MFr < L quadruplus < quadru (see QUADRUPED) + plus, as in duplus: see DOUBLE] 1. consisting of or including four 2. four times as much or as many; fourfold 3. Music containing four beats to… …   English World dictionary