American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Consisting of five parts or members.
- adj. Five times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
- n. A fivefold amount or number.
- v. To multiply or be multipled by five.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fivefold; containing five times the number or amount.
- In botany, divided or arranged by a rule of five; fivefold.
- To make fivefold.
- To increase fivefold.
- adj. having five parts or members
- adj. five times as much
- n. a fivefold amount
- v. to multiply something (or be multiplied) by five
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Multiplied by five; increased to five times the amount; fivefold.
- v. To make fivefold, or five times as much or many.
- adj. having five units or components
- v. increase fivefold
- n. a set of five similar things considered as a unit
- From Middle French quintuple. (Wiktionary)
- French, from Old French : Latin quīntus, fifth; see penkwe in Indo-European roots + -ple, -fold (from Latin -plus; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“While United pursue their "quintuple," Chelsea will be looking to extend their winning start to life under Guus Hiddink to five matches.”
“United's Scottish manager believes he has the players to pull off a 'quintuple' but admits that it will take a bit of luck for that to happen, particularly when it comes to keeping key stars fit.”
“José Mourinho buttered up Sir Alex Ferguson, claimed the Old Trafford groundsman was his friend, spent every minute of Wednesday's match in the technical area, lost 2-0, muttered darkly about Inter's policy failings, tipped United for the "quintuple" and then allegedly punched an abusive United supporter as he boarded the team coach.”
“The word "quintuple" can now disappear from the football lexicon as quickly as it arrived and, for that, it was difficult not to believe that some of the damage had been self-inflicted.”
“While United pursue their 'quintuple' Chelsea will be looking to extend their winning start to life under Guus Hiddink to five matches.”
“Indonesia's second-largest supermarket chain, PT Matahari Putra Prima, plans to quintuple its number of stores, setting up on the eastern islands of Ambon and Irian Jaya.”
“He had to have a quintuple bypass, and had a very difficult time recovering from it.”
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