Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To increase in number; to make more numerous; to add quantity to.
multiplymotives to disobedience.
To add (any given number or quantity) to itself a certain number of times; to find the product of by multiplication;
thus 7. See the Note under
multipliedby 8 produces the number 56; to
To increase (the amount of gold or silver) by the arts of alchemy.
gear for increasing speed.–
To become greater in number; to become numerous.
When men began to
multiplyon the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them.
Gen. vi. 1.
To increase in extent and influence; to spread.
The word of God grew and
Acts xii. 24.
To increase amount of gold or silver by the arts of alchemy.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To increase in number; to make more by natural generation or production, or by addition; as, to multiply men, horses or other animals; to multiply evils.
I will multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt. Ex.7.
Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience.
2.In arithmetic, to increase any given number as many times as there are units in any other given number. Thus 7x8=56, that is, 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56.
Be fruitful and multiply. Gen.1.
When men began to multiply on the face of the earth. Gen.6.
1.To increase in extent; to extend; to spread.
The word of God grew and multiplied. Acts 12.