fourfold vs quadruple what difference

what is difference between fourfold and quadruple

English

Etymology

From Middle English fourfold, fourefold, from Old English fēowerfeald. Equivalent to four +‎ -fold. Cognate with Dutch viervoud, Gothic ???????????????????????????????????????? (fidurfalþs).

Adjective

fourfold (not comparable)

  1. Four times as great; quadruple.
  2. Comprised of four individual members.

Synonyms

  • quadruple, quadruplicate

Translations

Adverb

fourfold (not comparable)

  1. by a factor of four
    • He shall restore the lamb fourfold.

Synonyms

  • quadruply; see also Thesaurus:four times

Translations

Verb

fourfold (third-person singular simple present fourfolds, present participle fourfolding, simple past and past participle fourfolded)

  1. to increase to four times as much; to multiply by four

Synonyms

  • quadruple, quadruplicate

Translations

Noun

fourfold (plural fourfolds)

  1. (mathematics) An algebraic variety of degree 4.


English

Etymology

From Middle English quadruple, from Latin quadruplus. Can be analyzed as quadri- +‎ -uple.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkwɒd.ɹʊ.pəl/, /kwɒˈdɹuː.pəl/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /kwɑˈdɹu.pəl/, /kwɑˈdɹʌp.əl/, /ˈkwɑd.ɹə.pəl/
  • Rhymes: -uːpəl

Adjective

quadruple (not comparable)

  1. Being four times as long, as big or as many of something.

Antonyms

  • quarter (divided into four; one of four equal parts)

Translations

Verb

quadruple (third-person singular simple present quadruples, present participle quadrupling, simple past and past participle quadrupled)

  1. (transitive) To multiply by four.
  2. (intransitive) To increase by a factor of four.
  3. (rail transport) To provide four parallel running lines on a given stretch of railway.

Antonyms

  • quarter (divide by four)

Translations

See also

Further reading

  • quadruple in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • quadruple in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Anagrams

  • quadrupel

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin quadruplus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ka.dʁypl/, /kwa.dʁypl/

Adjective

quadruple (plural quadruples)

  1. quadruple
    Ils sont entrés dans l’histoire du patinage artistique en exécutant un quadruple salto, une première en couple.
  2. (music) sixty-fourth note

Noun

quadruple m (plural quadruples)

  1. Something that is equal to four times something else.
    Je veux le quadruple de la prime normale.
  2. (Scrabble) A move whose score is multiplied by four.
    Ce tirage permettait permettait plusieurs quadruples.
    J’ai perdu une douzaine de points sur un difficile “mosaique” en quadruple.
  3. (Scrabble) The area on the board where such a move is possible.
    Le quadruple en colonne 5 reste ouvert avec la séquence “ena” ou “ene”.

Related terms

  • nonuple

Verb

quadruple

  1. first-person singular present indicative of quadrupler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of quadrupler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of quadrupler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of quadrupler
  5. second-person singular imperative of quadrupler

Further reading

  • “quadruple” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Adjective

quadruple f pl

  1. feminine plural of quadruplo

Latin

Adjective

quadruple

  1. vocative masculine singular of quadruplus

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