Definition of


  1. (verb, body) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
  2. (verb, body) have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
    These bacteria reproduce
  3. (verb, change) combine or increase by multiplication
  4. (verb, cognition) combine by multiplication
  5. (adv, all) in several ways; in a multiple manner

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Synonyms of Multiply

breed, manifold, procreate, reproduce

Antonyms of Multiply

divide, singly

Origin of the word Multiply

  1. mid-12c., "to cause to become many," from O.Fr. multiplier, from L. multiplicare "to increase," from multiplex (gen. multiplicis) "having many folds, many times as great in number," from multi- "many" + base of plicare "to fold" see ply (v.)). Mathematical sense is attested from late 14c. Related: Multiplier. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Multiply

manuel de falla, meltable, moldable, multiple

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