Definitions for tripleˈtrɪp əl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tri•pleˈtrɪp əl(adj.; n.; v.)-pled, -pling.
(adj.)threefold; consisting of three parts.
of three kinds; threefold in character or relationship.
three times as great.
(n.)an amount, number, etc., three times as great as another.
a group, set, or series of three; triad.
Ref: Also called three-base hit.
(in bowling) three strikes in succession.
Ref: trifecta .
(v.t.)to make triple.
to cause (a base runner) to come into home plate by a triple.
(v.i.)to become triple.
to make a triple in baseball.
Origin of triple:
1325–75; ME < L triplus (adj.) =tri-tri - + (du)plusduple
triple, three-base hit, three-bagger(noun)
a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
trio, triad, triplet, triple(noun)
a set of three similar things considered as a unit
a quantity that is three times as great as another
ternary, treble, triple, triplex(adj)
having three units or components or elements
"a ternary operation"; "a treble row of red beads"; "overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"; "triple time has three beats per measure"; "triplex windows"
treble, threefold, three-fold, triple(verb)
three times as great or many
"a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
"Triple your income!"
hit a three-base hit
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to become or make sth three times as big as it was
a population that tripled in the space of 40 years; road construction that tripled my driving time
three times as much or many
triple the amount of cars
three of the same
a triple shooting
three times as big as usual
a triple serving of fries
A drink with three portions of alcohol.
I've had a hard day, make that a triple.
A hamburger with three patties.
I'd like a triple with cheese.
A three-base hit
The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.
A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.
To multiply by three
The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.
To get a three-base hit
The batter tripled into the gap.
To become three times as large
Our earnings have tripled in the last year.
Made up of three related elements, often matching
The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.
Three times the quantity
Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.
Designed for three users
a triple room
Folded in three; composed of three layers
Having three aspects; very ambiguous.
a triple meaning
Of time, three times as fast as very fast.
Origin: from triplus.
consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie
three times repeated; treble. See Treble
one of three; third
to make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee
Translations for triple
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
three times (as big, much etc as usual)
He received triple wages for all his extra work; a triple whisky.
- ثُلاثي، ثَلاثَة أضْعافArabic
- triploPortuguese (BR)
- τριπλός, τριπλάσιοςGreek
- سه برابرFarsi
- lipat tigaIndonesian
- tiga kali gandaMalay
- tredobbelt, trippel-Norwegian
- سه برابرPersian
- دری برابرهPashto
- tredubbel, trefaldig, trippel-Swedish
- üç kat/misliTurkish
- 三倍的Chinese (Trad.)
- потроєний; потрійнийUkrainian
- تين گناUrdu
- gấp ba lầnVietnamese
- 三倍的Chinese (Simp.)
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