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But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
Lewis Carroll

Meaning of "multiply" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MULTIPLY

From Old French multiplier, from Latin multiplicāre to multiply, from multus much, many + plicāre to fold.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MULTIPLY

multiply  [ˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MULTIPLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Multiply is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb multiply in English.

WHAT DOES MULTIPLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

multiply

Multiplication

Multiplication is the third basic mathematical operation of arithmetic, the others being addition, subtraction and division. The multiplication of two whole numbers is equivalent to the addition of one of them with itself as many times as the value of the other one; for example, 3 multiplied by 4 can be calculated by adding 4 copies of 3 together: Here 3 and 4 are the "factors" and 12 is the "product". One of the main properties of multiplication is that the result does not depend on the place of the factor that is repeatedly added to itself. 3 multiplied by 4 can also be calculated by adding 3 copies of 4 together: The multiplication of integers, rational numbers and real numbers is defined by a systematic generalization of this basic definition. Multiplication can also be visualized as counting objects arranged in a rectangle or as finding the area of a rectangle whose sides have given lengths. The area of a rectangle does not depend on which side is measured first, which illustrates the commutative property. In general, multiplying two measurements gives a new type, depending on the measurements.

Definition of multiply in the English dictionary

The first definition of multiply in the dictionary is to increase or cause to increase in number, quantity, or degree. Other definition of multiply is to combine by multiplication. Multiply is also to increase in number by reproduction.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MULTIPLY

PRESENT

Present
I multiply
you multiply
he/she/it multiplies
we multiply
you multiply
they multiply
Present continuous
I am multiplying
you are multiplying
he/she/it is multiplying
we are multiplying
you are multiplying
they are multiplying
Present perfect
I have multiplied
you have multiplied
he/she/it has multiplied
we have multiplied
you have multiplied
they have multiplied
Present perfect continuous
I have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
he/she/it has been multiplying
we have been multiplying
you have been multiplying
they have been multiplying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I multiplied
you multiplied
he/she/it multiplied
we multiplied
you multiplied
they multiplied
Past continuous
I was multiplying
you were multiplying
he/she/it was multiplying
we were multiplying
you were multiplying
they were multiplying
Past perfect
I had multiplied
you had multiplied
he/she/it had multiplied
we had multiplied
you had multiplied
they had multiplied
Past perfect continuous
I had been multiplying
you had been multiplying
he/she/it had been multiplying
we had been multiplying
you had been multiplying
they had been multiplying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will multiply
you will multiply
he/she/it will multiply
we will multiply
you will multiply
they will multiply
Future continuous
I will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
he/she/it will be multiplying
we will be multiplying
you will be multiplying
they will be multiplying
Future perfect
I will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
he/she/it will have multiplied
we will have multiplied
you will have multiplied
they will have multiplied
Future perfect continuous
I will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
he/she/it will have been multiplying
we will have been multiplying
you will have been multiplying
they will have been multiplying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would multiply
you would multiply
he/she/it would multiply
we would multiply
you would multiply
they would multiply
Conditional continuous
I would be multiplying
you would be multiplying
he/she/it would be multiplying
we would be multiplying
you would be multiplying
they would be multiplying
Conditional perfect
I would have multiply
you would have multiply
he/she/it would have multiply
we would have multiply
you would have multiply
they would have multiply
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been multiplying
you would have been multiplying
he/she/it would have been multiplying
we would have been multiplying
you would have been multiplying
they would have been multiplying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you multiply
we let´s multiply
you multiply
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to multiply
Past participle
multiplied
Present Participle
multiplying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MULTIPLY


apply
əˈplaɪ
comply
kəmˈplaɪ
disapply
ˌdɪsəˈplaɪ
duply
djuːˈplaɪ
imply
ɪmˈplaɪ
misapply
ˌmɪsəˈplaɪ
overmultiply
ˌəʊvəˈmʌltɪˌplaɪ
overply
ˌəʊvəˈplaɪ
oversupply
ˈəʊvəˌsəplaɪ
ply
plaɪ
preapply
ˌpriːəˈplaɪ
reapply
ˌriːəˈplaɪ
reply
rɪˈplaɪ
resupply
ˌriːsəˈplaɪ
sextuply
ˈsekstjʊˌplaɪ
supply
səˈplaɪ
undersupply
ˈʌndəsəˈplaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MULTIPLY

multiplexing
multiplexor
multipliable
multiplicable
multiplicand
multiplicate
multiplication
multiplication sign
multiplication table
multiplicational
multiplicative
multiplicatively
multiplicator
multiplicities
multiplicity
multiplied
multiplier
multiplier effect
multiplies
multiplying

WORDS THAT END LIKE MULTIPLY

amply
blood supply
cheaply
deeply
haply
hiply
in short supply
labour supply
limply
mains supply
money supply
power supply
purply
sharply
simply
steeply
three ply
three-ply
triply
water supply

Synonyms and antonyms of multiply in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «MULTIPLY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «multiply» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of multiply

Translation of «multiply» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MULTIPLY

Find out the translation of multiply to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of multiply from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «multiply» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

增加
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

multiplicar
570 millions of speakers

English

multiply
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गुणा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَكَاثَرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

умножать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

multiplicar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুণ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

multiplier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berganda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

multiplizieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

増す
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

증대시키다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kaloro
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhân
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பெருக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गुणाकार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çarpmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

moltiplicare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pomnożyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

помножувати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a înmulți
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολλαπλασιάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vermeerder
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

multiplicera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

multiplisere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of multiply

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MULTIPLY»

The term «multiply» is very widely used and occupies the 17.642 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MULTIPLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about multiply

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10 QUOTES WITH «MULTIPLY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word multiply.
1
J. G. Ballard
Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.
2
James Belushi
Listen, we all have to agree that there is too much litigation going on in this world. But every year it seems to multiply tenfold. Why can't we stop it? Well, it's because the lawmakers in Congress and the Senate are almost all lawyers, too!
3
Erma Bombeck
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
4
Anna C. Brackett
We go on multiplying our conveniences only to multiply our cares. We increase our possessions only to the enlargement of our anxieties.
5
Lewis Carroll
But I was thinking of a way To multiply by ten, And always, in the answer, get The question back again.
6
Edward Grey
Instead of a few hundreds of thousands of men meeting each other in war, millions would now meet, and modern weapons would multiply manifold the power of destruction.
7
Zane Grey
Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
8
Gilbert Highet
The real duty of man is not to extend his power or multiply his wealth beyond his needs, but to enrich and enjoy his imperishable possession: his soul.
9
John Katzman
No two children learn in the same way. While we might agree that every American eight-year-old should be able to read and multiply, beyond those basics, there are few reasons to make every student follow the same path.
10
Vinod Khosla
The only way you multiply resources is with technology. To really affect poverty, energy, health, education, or anything else - there is no other way.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MULTIPLY»

Discover the use of multiply in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to multiply and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples
Each of the twenty-four sessions in the book corresponds with an online video at www.multiplymovement.com, where New York Times bestselling author David Platt joins Francis in guiding you through each part of Multiply.
Francis Chan, Mark Beuving, 2012
2
How and Why Species Multiply: The Radiation of Darwin's Finches
The Radiation of Darwin's Finches Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant. Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology Series Editor: H. Allen Orr Evolution lies at the heart of the life sciences. In the Princeton Series in Evolutionary Biology, ...
Peter R. Grant, B. Rosemary Grant, 2011
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Marmaduke Multiply's Merry Method of Making Minor Mathematicians
The multiplication tables are presented in verse.
Everett Franklin Bleiler, 1841
4
Be Fruitful and Multiply: Spiritual Pregnancy
This is not to discourage you, or to make you feel ashamed, on the contrary, it speaks directly to you in order to inspire you to show greatness. Some of the questions that this book will address are: "What is my purpose?
R. Michael Tarpley, 2009
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How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence: More Gentle Revolution
With How To Multiply Your Baby's Intelligence, you can give your baby a powerful advantage that will last a lifetime.
Glenn J. Doman, Janet Doman, 2005
6
How to Multiply Your Church: The Most Effective Way to Grow ...
In How to Multiply Your Church, Pastor Moore shows church leaders and pastors why multiplication is the key to growing God’s global kingdom in their communities, and he offers them proven methods for implementing multiplication in their ...
Ralph Moore, 2009
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I Can Multiply, It's Not a Lie!
Introduces the math concept of multiplication through the use of simple sentences and everyday examples.
Tracy Kompelien, 2010
8
Multiply to Make Party Plans
MULTIPLY to Make Party Plans: The chorus club is planning a picnic. See how they use multiplication to figure out whether have enough sandwiches, desserts, and drinks for all the guests.
Linda Bussell, 2008
9
Multiply Your Blessings: A 90 Day Prayer Partner Experience
Multiply Your Blessings includes: the basics of Prayer Partneringhow to find a compatible partnerhow to keep your partner motivateddaily meditations, devotions, and weekly exercisesan interactive workbook and guide to help start the ...
August Gold, Joel Fotinos, 2012
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The Physics of Multiply and Highly Charged Ions: Volume 1: ...
The world of multiply and highly charged ions provides a further 4186 species for us to study. Over 15 times as many! It is the nature of human beings to explore the unknown.
F.J. Currell, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MULTIPLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term multiply is used in the context of the following news items.
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UPS reportedly eyes Coyote as logistics mergers multiply
The "Pack" at work in Coyote Logistics' headquarters in downtown Chicago. Photo courtesy Coyote Logistics. Acquisition and merger activity in ... «JOC.com, Jul 15»
2
Mobile addicts multiply globally
SAN FRANCISCO: The global number of consumers who use mobile apps 60 times or more per day has risen to 280 million, a new report has ... «Warc, Jul 15»
3
City Residents Shudder as Stray Dogs Multiply
KOCHI: Though the Kochi Corporation has initiated various steps, including Animal Birth Control (ABC) programme, to curb the stray dog ... «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
4
Movie trailer makers multiply as online viewing of previews soars
Movie trailers have become their own kind of blockbusters. Hollywood studios collectively spent $3.16 billion last year on U.S. marketing efforts ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
5
Data Analytics Masters Programs Multiply As Firms Face Skills Crunch
Big data has been breaking into MBA courses everywhere but a new generation of specialist masters programs dedicated to business analytics ... «BusinessBecause, Jul 15»
6
Bunnies to multiply in Fisher
FISHER — The Fisher grade school and junior high teams will no longer sport the Scotties mascot. Instead they will use another ... «Rantoul Press, Jul 15»
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Act now to regulate killer machines before they multiply warns legal …
Killer machines? A legal expert has warned that our laws are playing catch-up with technology when it comes to robotics, which blurs the line ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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CHURCHES GO FORTH, MULTIPLY
Keystone Fellowship Pastor John Cope speaks to his Montgomeryville congregation. "Instead of being one megasite of 2,000, we'd rather be ... «Philly.com, Jul 15»
9
Veterans Affairs Problems Continue To Multiply While Congress …
As Veterans Affairs struggles with possible hospital closures, dead veterans who didn't receive care and bad employees, Congress took its first ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
10
Happy 100 To You, And You — Centenarians Multiply, At Forefront …
Happy 100 To You, And You — Centenarians Multiply, At Forefront Of Age Wave · (Photo courtesy University of Vermont) ... «WBUR, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Multiply [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/multiply>. Nov 2019 ».
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