Definition of Multiply

1. Verb. Combine by multiplication. "Multiply 10 by 15"

Category relationships: Arithmetic
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"
Partainyms: Multiple
Antonyms: Singly

3. Verb. Combine or increase by multiplication. "Their earnings multiply this year"; "He managed to multiply his profits"
Exact synonyms: Manifold
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"
Exact synonyms: Breed
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"
Exact synonyms: Procreate, Reproduce
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. To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication. 3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. Multiplying gear, gear for increasing speed. Multiplying lens. See Lens. Origin: F. Multiplier, L. Multiplicare, fr. Multiplex manifold. See Multitude, Complex. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Multiply Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Multiply Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Multiply

multiplicity
multiplied
multiplier
multiplier factor
multiplier onion
multipliers
multiplies
multipliest
multiplieth
multiploid
multiploidization
multiploidy
multiplot
multiplug
multiplugs
multiply (current term)
multiplying
multipocketed
multipoint
multipolar
multipolar cell
multipolar mitosis
multipolar neuron
multipolarities
multipolarity
multipole
multipoles
multipolicy
multipolymer
multipolymers

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- bc-ca-ab by a + 5 + c. 17. multiply а;а —яя/ + г/г+а;4-у-(-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- bc-ca-ab by a + 5 + c. 17. multiply а;а —яя/ + г/г+а;4-у-(-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. ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Multiply

Search for Multiply on Dictionary.com!Search for Multiply on Thesaurus.com!Search for Multiply on Google!Search for Multiply on Wikipedia!

Search