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## multiply

```  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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