quadruple

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English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: four
    Ordinal: fourth
    Latinate ordinal: quartary, quaternary
    Adverbial: four times
    Multiplier: fourfold
    Latinate multiplier: quadruple
    Distributive: quadruply
    Group collective: foursome
    Multipart collective: quadruplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: tetrad
    Greek collective prefix: tetra-, tessera-
    Latinate collective prefix: quadri-
    Fractional: quarter, fourth
    Latinate fractional prefix: quadrant-
    Elemental: quadruplet
    Greek prefix: tetarto-
    Number of musicians: quartet
    Number of years: quadrennium, olympiad

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English quadruple, from Latin quadruplus. Can be analyzed as quadri- +‎ -ple.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quadruple (not comparable)

  1. Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.
    He's quite an athlete and can do quadruple jumps with ease.

Antonyms[edit]

  • quarter (divided into four; one of four equal parts)

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

quadruple (third-person singular simple present quadruples, present participle quadrupling, simple past and past participle quadrupled)

  1. (transitive) To multiply by four.
    Quadrupling four gives sixteen.
  2. (intransitive) To increase by a factor of four.
    Our profits quadrupled when we made the improvements.
  3. (rail transport) To provide four parallel running lines on a given stretch of railway.
    • 1950 September, “Network News: Watford Tunnel, L.M.R.”, in Railway Magazine, page 641:
      On June 8, 1872, the London & North Western Railway obtained powers to quadruple its main line, and a new tunnel was bored for the up and down slow lines.
    • 2019 October, “Railtalk: HS2 delay - time for lateral thinking”, in Modern Railways, page 7:
      Quadrupling the short remaining stretch of three-track railway north of Rugby, left over by the turn of the century modernisation, is a possibility that could be pursued.
    • 2020 April 22, Paul Shannon, “Felixstowe: Is 47 trains a day achievable?”, in Rail, page 52:
      A long-term aspiration is to quadruple the cross-country route between Peterborough and Werrington Junction, removing any conflict between trains on the Spalding and Leicester lines.

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Noun[edit]

quadruple (plural quadruples)

  1. Something that is four times the usual number, amount, size, etc.
  2. (skating) A figure-skating jump with four revolutions in the air.
    Synonym: quad

Derived terms[edit]

related to all parts of speech

See also[edit]

Number 1 2 3 4 5
Modifier single double / twofold triple / threefold quadruple / fourfold quintuple / pentuple / fivefold
Whole loner / singleton / monad pair / couple / twosome / dyad trio / threesome / triad / troika foursome / tetrad fivesome
Part only one / singlet twin / one of two / doublet triplet / one of three quadruplet / one of four quintuplet / pentuplet / one of five
Number 6 7 8 9 10
Modifier sextuple / hextuple / sixfold septuple / heptuple / sevenfold octuple / eightfold ninefold / nonuple tenfold / decuple
Whole sixsome sevensome eightsome ninesome tensome / decad
Part sextuplet / hextuplet / one of six one of seven / septuplet / heptuplet octuplet / one of eight one of nine / nonuplet one of ten / decuplet
Number 11 12 13 100 many
Modifier elevenfold / undecuple / hendecuple twelvefold / duodecuple thirteenfold / tredecuple a hundredfold / centuple multiple
Whole elevensome twelvesome thirteensome hundredsome
Part one of eleven / undecuplet / hendecuplet one of twelve / duodecuplet one of thirteen / tredecuplet one of a hundred / centuplet one of many / multiplet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin quadruplus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

French numbers (edit)
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: quatre
    Ordinal: quatrième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 4e, (nonstandard) 4ème
    Multiplier: quadruple
    Fractional: quart

quadruple (plural quadruples)

  1. quadruple
    Ils sont entrés dans l’histoire du patinage artistique en exécutant un quadruple salto, une première en couple.
    They entered into the history of artistic ice skating by executing a quadruple somersault, a first as a couple.
    la Quadruple Alliancethe Quadruple Alliance
  2. (music) sixty-fourth note
    une quadruple crochea sixty-fourth note

Noun[edit]

quadruple m (plural quadruples)

  1. something that is equal to four times something else
    Je veux le quadruple de la prime normale.
    I want quadruple the normal premium.
  2. (Scrabble) a move whose score is multiplied by four
    Ce tirage permettait plusieurs quadruples.
    This draw allowed several quadruples
    J’ai perdu une douzaine de points sur un difficile "mosaique" en quadruple.
    I lost a dozen points on a difficult quadruple "mosaic".
  3. (Scrabble) the area on the board where such a move is possible
    Le quadruple en colonne 5 reste ouvert avec la séquence "ena" ou "ene".
    The quadruple on column 5 remains open with the sequence "ena" or "ene".

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Verb[edit]

quadruple

  1. inflection of quadrupler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quadruple f pl

  1. feminine plural of quadruplo

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

quadruple

  1. vocative masculine singular of quadruplus