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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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