Meaning of MULTIPLY in English

MULTIPLY

v. (-ies, -ied)

1. tr. (also absol.) obtain from (a number) another that is a specified number of times its value (multiply

6 by 4 and you get 24).

2 intr. increase in number esp. by procreation.

3 tr. produce a large number of (instances etc.).

4 tr. a breed (animals). b propagate (plants).

Etymology: ME f. OF multiplier f. L multiplicare (as MULTIPLEX)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.