American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To increase the amount, number, or degree of.
- v. Mathematics To perform multiplication on.
- v. To grow in amount, number, or degree. See Synonyms at increase.
- v. To breed or propagate.
- v. Mathematics To perform multiplication.
- adv. In many or multiple ways.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make manifold; increase in number or quantity; make more by natural generation or reproduction, or by accumulation, addition, or repetition: as, to multiply men or horses; to multiply evils.
- In arithmetic, to perform the operation of multiplication upon. See multiplication, 2.
- To increase (the precious metals) by alchemical means. See multiplication, 3.
- To grow or increase in number or extent; extend; spread.
- In arithmetic, to perform the process of multiplication. See multiplication, 2.
- To increase gold or silver by alchemical means.
- In a manifold way.
- adv. In many or multiple ways.
- v. transitive To increase the amount, degree or number of (something).
- v. transitive, arithmetic To perform multiplication on (a number).
- v. intransitive To grow in number.
- v. intransitive To breed or propagate.
- v. intransitive, arithmetic To perform multiplication.
- v. transitive, rare To be a factor in a multiplication with (another factor).
- n. computer science An act or instance of multiplying.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.
- v. (Math.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.
- v. obsolete To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy.
- v. To become greater in number; to become numerous.
- v. To increase in extent and influence; to spread.
- v. obsolete To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.
- v. combine by multiplication
- v. have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
- v. have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
- v. combine or increase by multiplication
- adv. in several ways; in a multiple manner
- From Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicō, from multi ("many") + plicō ("I fold"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English multiplien, from Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre, from multiplex, multiplex; see multiplex. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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