Meaning of MULTIPLY in English


Pronunciation: ' m ə l-t ə - ˌ pl ī

Function: verb

Inflected Form: -plied ; -ply · ing

Etymology: Middle English multiplien, from Anglo-French multiplier, from Latin multiplicare, from multiplic-, multiplex multiple

Date: 13th century

transitive verb

1 : to increase in number especially greatly or in multiples : AUGMENT

2 a : to find the product of by multiplication < multiply 7 and 8> b : to use as a multiplicand in multiplication with another number < multiply 7 by 8>

intransitive verb

1 a : to become greater in number : SPREAD b : BREED , PROPAGATE

2 : to perform multiplication

synonyms see INCREASE

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.