1. combine by multiplication;

- Example: "multiply 10 by 15"

2. combine or increase by multiplication;

- Example: "He managed to multiply his profits"

[syn:

3. have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms);

- Example: "pandas rarely breed in captivity"

- Example: "These bacteria reproduce"

[syn: breed,

4. have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant;

- Example: "The Bible tells people to procreate"

[syn: reproduce, procreate,

1. in several ways; in a multiple manner;

- Example: "they were multiply checked for errors"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Multiply \Mul"ti*ply\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Multiplied; p. pr. & vb. n. Multiplying.] [F. multiplier, L. multiplicare, fr. multiplex manifold. See Multitude, Complex.] 1. To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to. [1913 Webster] Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience. --Ames. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication; thus 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56; to multiply two numbers. See the Note under Multiplication. [1913 Webster] 3. To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Multiplying gear (Mach.), gear for increasing speed. Multiplying lens. (Opt.) See under Lens. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Multiply \Mul"ti*ply\, v. i. 1. To become greater in number; to become numerous. [1913 Webster] When men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them. --Gen. vi. 1. [1913 Webster] 2. To increase in extent and influence; to spread. [1913 Webster] The word of God grew and multiplied. --Acts xii. 24. [1913 Webster] 3. To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

multiply adv 1: in several ways; in a multiple manner; "they were multiply checked for errors" [ant: singly] v 1: combine by multiplication; "multiply 10 by 15" [ant: divide, fraction] 2: combine or increase by multiplication; "He managed to multiply his profits" [syn: multiply, manifold] 3: have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce" [syn: breed, multiply] 4: have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate" [syn: reproduce, procreate, multiply]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

117 Moby Thesaurus words for "multiply": abound with, accrue, accumulate, add, advance, aggrandize, algebraize, appreciate, army, augment, balloon, be alive with, be fruitful, be productive, bear, beef up, beget, bloat, boom, boost, breed, breed true, bristle with, broaden, build, burst with, calculate, cast, cipher, cloud, clutter, compute, copulate, crawl with, creep with, crescendo, crossbreed, crowd, crush, develop, divide, dope out, drove, engender, enlarge, estimate, expand, extend, extract roots, father, figure, figure in, figure out, flock, fructify, gain, gain strength, generate, get, get ahead, go up, grow, heighten, horde, host, inbreed, increase, intensify, jam, legion, magnify, make love, measure, mother, mount, multitude, numbers, oodles, outbreed, overflow with, pack, press, procreate, produce, proliferate, propagate, pullulate, pullulate with, push, quantities, reckon, reproduce, reproduce in kind, rise, rout, run up, score, scores, shoot up, sire, snowball, spread, squash, strengthen, subtract, swarm with, swell, take account of, tally, teem, teem with, throng, throng with, upsurge, wax, widen, work out