multiply Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “multiply” in the English Dictionary

"multiply" in British English

See all translations

multiplyverb [I or T]

uk   /ˈmʌl.tɪ.plaɪ/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
to ​increase very much in ​number, or (in ​mathematics) to ​add a ​number to itself a ​particularnumber of ​times: In ​warmweather these ​germs multiply ​rapidly. If you multiply seven by 15 you get 105.
multiplication
noun [U] uk   /ˌmʌl.tɪ.plɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/  us   /-t̬ɪ-/
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"multiply" in American English

See all translations

multiplyverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈmʌl·təˌplɑɪ/

multiply verb [I/T] (calculate)

mathematics to ​add a ​number to itself a ​particularnumber of ​times: [T] If you multiply 7 by 15 you get 105.

multiply verb [I/T] (INCREASE)

to ​increasegreatly in ​number: [I] The ​viruses multiply within the ​body.
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"multiply" in Business English

See all translations

multiplyverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈmʌltɪplaɪ/
to ​increase a lot in ​number or to make something do this: Lawsuits against ​bigdrugscompanies have multiplied in recent ​years. According to Peruvian ​authorities, ​chemicalfertilizers are multiplying coca leaf ​production by up to 1,000% ​perhectare.
if you multiply a ​number, you ​add another ​number to it a particular ​number of ​times: multiply sth by 6/50/120, etc. Multiply your ​income by 3 to get a ​roughidea of what ​size of ​mortgage you can ​apply for.be multiplied by 6/50/120, etc. The ​totalfigure must be multiplied by 75% to ​produce the ​amountpaid out to ​investors. They learn how to ​add, ​subtract, ​divide, and multiply.
(Definition of multiply from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of multiply?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

autumnal

typical of autumn

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More