multiply multiply  /ˈməl tə ˌplaɪ/


  1. (v) combine by multiplication
  2. (v) combine or increase by multiplication
  3. (v) have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
  4. (v) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
  5. (adv) in several ways; in a multiple manner



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  1. It would be wonderful if we knew more about teachers such as these and how to multiply their number.
  2. And while the Reich lasted 12 years rather than 1,000, its spores still survive and multiply.
  3. That cell resists the temptation to multiply and march to an inevitable death, choosing instead to divide only occasionally and, by doing so, live forever.


  1. 3 Keys to Entrepreneurial Success

    Three things determine a company's adherence: Focus, competence, and passion. Multiply them together, and you've got a measure of a company's stick-to-it-tive-ness. At Inc.’s Leadership conference in San Diego this week, co-founder of The L Group and author Lee Colan challenged his audience to rethink the factors that lead to business success. He said that while the temptation to tweak one’s ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Inc Magazine

  2. 4K Monitors Starting to Come Into Focus

    Display choices expected to multiply by the end of the year
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

  3. Moose multiply in Colo. as herds decline elsewhere

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- A dozen moose transplanted in 1978 found an ideal safe harbor in Colorado's high country, multiplying rapidly and migrating across mountains into South P…
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Provo Daily Herald


  1. "I view derivatives as time bombs, both for the parties that deal in them and the economic system," Mr. Buffett wrote, predicting, "these instruments will almost certainly multiply in variety and number until some event makes their toxicity...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Warren Buffett Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. "If we were to leave Iraq before the government can defend itself, there would be a security vacuum in the country," Bush warned. "Extremists from all factions could compete to fill that vacuum, causing sectarian killing to multiply on a...
    on May 5, 2007 By: President Bush Source: USA Today

  3. "I would multiply by 10 times the official figures" of 191 dead to arrive at the death toll, Otunbayeva told the Russian daily Kommersant, saying that was "because there were very many deaths in the countryside, and our customs dictate that...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Roza Otunbayeva Source: Herald Sun

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