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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Multiply  \Mul"ti*ply\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Multiplied};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Multiplying}.]  [F.  multiplier,  L.  multiplicare,  fr 
  multiplex  manifold.  See  {Multitude},  {Complex}.] 
  1.  To  increase  in  number;  to  make  more  numerous;  to  add 
  quantity  to 
 
  Impunity  will  multiply  motives  to  disobedience. 
  --Ames. 
 
  2.  (Math.)  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.  [Obs.] 
 
  {Multiplying  gear}  (Mach.),  gear  for  increasing  speed. 
 
  {Multiplying  lens}.  (Opt.)  See  under  {Lens}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Multiply  \Mul"ti*ply\,  v.  i. 
  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.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  multiply 
  adv  :  in  several  ways;  in  a  multiple  manner;  "they  were  multiply 
  checked  for  errors"  [ant:  {singly}] 
  v  1:  combine  by  multiplication;  "multiply  10  by  15"  [ant:  {divide}] 
  2:  combine  or  increase  by  multiplication;  "He  managed  to 
  multiply  his  profits"  [syn:  {manifold}] 
  3:  have  young;  used  of  animals;  derogatory  when  used  for  people 
  [syn:  {breed}] 
  4:  have  offspring  or  young  [syn:  {reproduce},  {procreate}] 




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