[kwo-droo-puh l, -druhp-uh l, kwod-roo-puh l] /kwɒˈdru pəl, -ˈdrʌp əl, ˈkwɒd rʊ pəl/
fourfold; consisting of four parts:
a quadruple alliance.
four times as great.
Music. having four beats to a measure.
a number, amount, etc., four times as great as another.
something, as a series of acrobatic somersaults, made up of four clearly defined parts or stages:
the first trapeze artist to perform a quadruple successfully.
verb (used with or without object), quadrupled, quadrupling.
to make or become four times as great:
To serve 24 people, quadruple the recipe. My savings quadrupled in 20 years.
to multiply by four or increase fourfold
four times as much or as many; fourfold
consisting of four parts
a quantity or number four times as great as another
late 14c., from Middle French quadrupler, from Late Latin quadruplare “make fourfold, multiply by four,” from Latin quadruplus (adj.) “quadruple, fourfold” (see quadruple (adj.)).
1550s, from Middle French quadruple (13c.), from Latin quadruplus “fourfold,” from quadri- “four” (see quadru-) + -plus “more” (see plus).
verb See quadruple double
noun, Cribbage. 1. a set of five cards consisting of a three-card run plus two other cards that duplicate different denominations in the run, as 5,5,6,6,7, worth 16 points.
[kwo-druhp-lit, -droo-plit, kwod-roo-plit] /kwɒˈdrʌp lɪt, -ˈdru plɪt, ˈkwɒd rʊ plɪt/ noun 1. any group or combination of four. 2. quadruplets, four children or offspring born of one pregnancy. 3. one of four such children or offspring. 4. Music. a group of four notes of equal value performed in the time normally taken for three. /ˈkwɒdrʊplɪt; […]
noun, Music. 1. a measure consisting of four beats or pulses with accent on the first and third. 2. the rhythm created by use of this measure. noun 1. musical time in which there are four beats in each bar