quadruple

When something is made up of four parts, you can describe it using the adjective quadruple, like a young gymnast's quadruple somersault.

A common use of quadruple is in the medical term "quadruple bypass," which is a type of heart surgery that involves all four chambers of the patient's heart. You can also use quadruple to mean "four times as many," as when you order a quadruple-shot latte, with four shots of espresso. The Latin root word quadruplare, "make fourfold," comes from the suffix quadri-, or "four."

Definitions of quadruple
  1. adjective
    having four units or components
    quadruple rhythm has four beats per measure”
    synonyms: four-fold, fourfold, quadruplex, quadruplicate
    multiple
    having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
  2. adjective
    four times as great or many
    synonyms: four-fold, fourfold
    multiple
    having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
  3. verb
    increase fourfold
    “His stock earning quadrupled
    see moresee less
    type of:
    manifold, multiply
    combine or increase by multiplication
  4. noun
    a set of four similar things considered as a unit
    synonyms: quadruplet, quartet, quartette
    see moresee less
    type of:
    set
    a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  5. noun
    a quantity that is four times as great as another
    see moresee less
    type of:
    multiple
    the product of a quantity by an integer
Word Family