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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a sixfold amount
  • adj. Having six parts
  • adj. Being six times as great
  • adj. Having six beats to the bar
  • v. To make, or to become, six times as much (or as many)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Six times as much; sixfold.
  • adj. Divisible by six; having six beats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. having six units or components

Etymologies

Medieval Latin sextuplus, sixfold : Latin sextus, sixth; see sextile + -plus, -fold.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Formed (in imitation of quadruple) from Latin sextus sixth: compare French sextuple. (Wiktionary)

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