Definition of octuple in English:


Pronunciation /ɒkˈtjuːp(ə)l//ˈɒktjʊp(ə)l/


  • 1[attributive] Consisting of eight parts or things.

    • ‘The five octuple launchers are installed with the caps almost flush with the surface of the bow deck behind the main gun.’
    • ‘I couldn't decide whether to feel old and boring or as if I was 14 and on an octuple date.’
    1. 1.1 Eight times as many or as much:
      ‘each over-amplified leap or octuple pirouette’
      [in combination] ‘their album went octuple-platinum’


  • Make or become eight times as numerous or as large:

    [with object] ‘the new town populations have trebled the additions to the rural community, and in the case of Massachusetts have octupled them’
    [no object] ‘prices doubled and quadruple and octupled’
    • ‘Doctors' salaries have octupled, and 22 million vaccination doses have been given to Iraqi children.’
    • ‘The penalty shoot-out is unfair because it puts completely unfamiliar demands on a person and then it octuples the stakes.’


Early 17th century: from French octuple or Latin octuplus (both adjectives), from octo eight + -plus (as in duplus double).