Definitions for tripleˈtrɪp əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tri•pleˈtrɪp əl(adj.; n.; v.)-pled, -pling.

  1. (adj.)threefold; consisting of three parts.

  2. of three kinds; threefold in character or relationship.

  3. three times as great.

  4. (n.)an amount, number, etc., three times as great as another.

  5. a group, set, or series of three; triad.

  6. Category: Sport

    Ref: Also called three-base hit.

  7. (in bowling) three strikes in succession.

    Category: Sport

  8. Category: Games

    Ref: trifecta .

  9. (v.t.)to make triple.

  10. to cause (a base runner) to come into home plate by a triple.

    Category: Sport

  11. (v.i.)to become triple.

  12. to make a triple in baseball.

    Category: Sport

Origin of triple:

1325–75; ME < L triplus (adj.) =tri-tri - + (du)plusduple

Princeton's WordNet

  1. triple, three-base hit, three-bagger(noun)

    a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base

  2. trio, triad, triplet, triple(noun)

    a set of three similar things considered as a unit

  3. triple(adj)

    a quantity that is three times as great as another

  4. 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"

  5. treble, threefold, three-fold, triple(verb)

    three times as great or many

    "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"

  6. triple, treble(verb)

    increase threefold

    "Triple your income!"

  7. triple(verb)

    hit a three-base hit

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. triple(verb)ˈtrɪp əl

    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

  2. triple(determiner)ˈtrɪp əl

    three times as much or many

    triple the amount of cars

  3. triple(adjective)ˈtrɪp əl

    three of the same

    a triple shooting

  4. tripleˈtrɪp əl

    three times as big as usual

    a triple serving of fries

Wiktionary

  1. triple(Noun)

    A drink with three portions of alcohol.

    I've had a hard day, make that a triple.

  2. triple(Noun)

    A hamburger with three patties.

    I'd like a triple with cheese.

  3. triple(Noun)

    A three-base hit

    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.

  4. triple(Noun)

    A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.

  5. triple(Noun)

    A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

  6. triple(Verb)

    To multiply by three

    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.

  7. triple(Verb)

    To get a three-base hit

    The batter tripled into the gap.

  8. triple(Verb)

    To become three times as large

    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.

  9. triple(Adjective)

    Made up of three related elements, often matching

    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.

  10. triple(Adjective)

    Three times the quantity

    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.

  11. triple(Adjective)

    Designed for three users

    a triple room

  12. triple(Adjective)

    Folded in three; composed of three layers

  13. triple(Adjective)

    Having three aspects; very ambiguous.

    a triple meaning

  14. triple(Adjective)

    Of time, three times as fast as very fast.

  15. Origin: from triplus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Triple(adj)

    consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie

  2. Triple(adj)

    three times repeated; treble. See Treble

  3. Triple(adj)

    one of three; third

  4. Triple(adj)

    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

triple(adjective)

three times (as big, much etc as usual)

He received triple wages for all his extra work; a triple whisky.

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