Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive & intransitive verb To multiply or be multiplied by six.
  • adjective Consisting of six parts or members.
  • adjective Six times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
  • adjective Music Having six beats to the measure.
  • noun A sixfold amount or number.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sextuple press.
  • Sixfold; six times as much.
  • To multiply by six.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Six times as much; sixfold.
  • adjective (Mus.) Divisible by six; having six beats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a sixfold amount
  • adjective Having six parts
  • adjective Being six times as great
  • adjective music Having six beats to the bar
  • verb To make, or to become, six times as much (or as many)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective having six units or components

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Medieval Latin sextuplus, sixfold : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + -plus, -fold; see pel- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Formed (in imitation of quadruple) from Latin sextus sixth: compare French sextuple.

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