
Definition of Multiply
1. Verb. Combine by multiplication. "Multiply 10 by 15"
Generic synonyms: Calculate, Cipher, Compute, Cypher, Figure, Reckon, Work Out
Specialized synonyms: Square, Cube, Raise
Antonyms: Divide
Derivative terms: Multiplication, Multiplicative, Multiplier
2. Adverb. In several ways; in a multiple manner. "They were multiply checked for errors"
3. Verb. Combine or increase by multiplication. "Their earnings multiply this year"; "He managed to multiply his profits"
Generic synonyms: Increase
Specialized synonyms: Double, Duplicate, Treble, Triple, Quadruple, Quintuple, Proliferate
Derivative terms: Multiplication, Multiplication, Multiplicative
4. Verb. Have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms). "These bacteria reproduce"
Generic synonyms: Procreate, Reproduce
Specialized synonyms: Pullulate
Derivative terms: Breed, Breeding, Multiplication
5. Verb. Have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant. "The Bible tells people to procreate"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Specialized synonyms: Propagate, Fructify, Set, Breed, Brood, Cover, Hatch, Incubate
Generic synonyms: Create, Make
Derivative terms: Multiplication, Procreation, Procreative, Reproduction, Reproduction, Reproductive
Definition of Multiply
1. v. t. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.
2. v. i. To become greater in number; to become numerous.
Definition of Multiply
1. Verb. (transitive) To increase the amount, degree or number of (something). ¹
2. Verb. (transitive arithmetic) To perform multiplication on (a number). ¹
3. Verb. (intransitive) To grow in number. ¹
4. Verb. (intransitive) To breed or propagate. ¹
5. Verb. (intransitive arithmetic) To perform multiplication. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive rare) To be a factor in a multiplication with (another factor). ¹
7. Noun. (computer science) An act or instance of multiplying. ¹
8. Adverb. In many or multiple ways. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Multiply
1. to increase in number [v PLIED, PLYING, PLIES]
Medical Definition of Multiply
1.
1. To become greater in number; to become numerous. "When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them." (Gen. Vi. 1)
2. To increase in extent and influence; to spread. "The word of God grew and multiplied." (Acts xii. 24)
3. To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.
1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. "Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience." (Ames)
2.
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Literary usage of Multiply
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
""Suppose I have to multiply twice a number by three times the same number. ...
"Now alter the order of multiplying, and multiply twice 3 by 4 times 4; ..."
2. Practical Arithmetic: Uniting the Inductive with the Synthetic Mode of by James Bates Thomson (1850)
"Hence, 134« To multiply a mixed number by a whole one. multiply the fractional
part and the whole number sepa vately, and unite the products* 3.0. ..."
3. Algebra for the Use of Colleges and Schools: With Numerous Examples by Isaac Todhunter (1866)
"multiply as+62+c2 bccaab by a + 5 + c. 17. multiply а;а —яя/ + г/г+а;4у(1
by x + y— 1 ... multiply a4  2a' + 3a2  2a + 1 by a4 + 2as + За' + 2a + 1. ..."
4. Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant, Improved and Enlarged: Being a Plain by Nathan Daboll (1818)
"I. multiply 5236 2. multiply 3024 by ,008 by 2,23 Product ... 82,39+ To multiply
by 10, 100,1000, &c. remove the separating point so many places to the ..."
5. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"For rooms containing less than i ooo cu ft If maintained at o* F. multiply the
exposed surface by I 775 If maintained at 5° F. multiply the exposed surface ..."
6. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"If the region s is doubly or multiply connected, we may reduce it to an acyclic
region by ... This modification of the theorem in the case of multiply VOL. ..."
7. American Journal of Education by Barnard (1882)
""Suppose I have to multiply twice a number by three times the same number. ...
"Now alter the order of multiplying, and multiply twice 3 by 4 times 4; ..."
8. Practical Arithmetic: Uniting the Inductive with the Synthetic Mode of by James Bates Thomson (1850)
"Hence, 134« To multiply a mixed number by a whole one. multiply the fractional
part and the whole number sepa vately, and unite the products* 3.0. ..."
9. Algebra for the Use of Colleges and Schools: With Numerous Examples by Isaac Todhunter (1866)
"multiply as+62+c2 bccaab by a + 5 + c. 17. multiply а;а —яя/ + г/г+а;4у(1
by x + y— 1 ... multiply a4  2a' + 3a2  2a + 1 by a4 + 2as + За' + 2a + 1. ..."
10. Daboll's Schoolmaster's Assistant, Improved and Enlarged: Being a Plain by Nathan Daboll (1818)
"I. multiply 5236 2. multiply 3024 by ,008 by 2,23 Product ... 82,39+ To multiply
by 10, 100,1000, &c. remove the separating point so many places to the ..."
11. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"For rooms containing less than i ooo cu ft If maintained at o* F. multiply the
exposed surface by I 775 If maintained at 5° F. multiply the exposed surface ..."
12. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"If the region s is doubly or multiply connected, we may reduce it to an acyclic
region by ... This modification of the theorem in the case of multiply VOL. ..."