What does Triple mean?

Definitions for Triple
ˈtrɪp əlTriple

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. triple, three-base hit, three-baggernoun

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

  2. trio, triad, triplet, triplenoun

    a set of three similar things considered as a unit

  3. tripleadjective

    a quantity that is three times as great as another

  4. ternary, treble, triple, triplexadjective

    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, tripleverb

    three times as great or many

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

  6. triple, trebleverb

    increase threefold

    "Triple your income!"

  7. tripleverb

    hit a three-base hit

Wiktionary

  1. triplenoun

    A drink with three portions of alcohol.

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

  2. triplenoun

    A hamburger with three patties.

    I'd like a triple with cheese.

  3. triplenoun

    A three-base hit

    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.

  4. triplenoun

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

  5. triplenoun

    A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

  6. tripleverb

    To multiply by three

    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.

  7. tripleverb

    To get a three-base hit

    The batter tripled into the gap.

  8. tripleverb

    To become three times as large

    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.

  9. tripleadjective

    Made up of three related elements, often matching

    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.

  10. tripleadjective

    Three times the quantity

    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.

  11. tripleadjective

    Designed for three users

    a triple room

  12. tripleadjective

    Folded in three; composed of three layers

  13. tripleadjective

    Having three aspects; very ambiguous.

    a triple meaning

  14. tripleadjective

    Of time, three times as fast as very fast.

  15. Etymology: from triplus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tripleadjective

    Etymology: triple, Fr. triplex, triplus, Lat.

    See in him
    The triple pillar of the world transform’d
    Into a strumpet’s stool. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.

    O night and shades,
    How are ye join’d with hell in triple knot,
    Against th’ unarmed weakness of one virgin,
    Alone and helpless! John Milton.

    Thrice happy pair! so near ally’d
    In royal blood and virtue too:
    Now love has you together ty’d,
    May none this triple knot undo. Edmund Waller.

    By thy triple shape as thou art seen
    In heav’n, earth, hell, grant this. Dryden.

    Strong Alcides, after he had slain
    The triple Geryon, drove from conquer’d Spain
    His captive herds. John Dryden, Æn.

    Out bounc’d the mastiff of the triple head;
    Away the hare with double swiftness fled. Jonathan Swift.

    We have taken this as a moderate measure betwixt the highest and lowest; but if we had taken only a triple proportion, it would have been sufficient. Burnet.

    If then the atheist can have no imagination of more senses than five, why doth he suppose that a body is capable of more! If we had double or triple as many, there might still be the same suspicion for a greater number without end. Richard Bentley, Sermons.

  2. To Tripleverb

    Etymology: from the adjective.

    To what purpose should words serve, when nature hath more to declare than groans and strong cries; more than streams of bloody sweat; more than his doubled and tripled prayers can express. Richard Hooker, b. v.

    If these halfpence should gain admittance, in no long space of time his limited quantity would be tripled upon us. Jonathan Swift.

    Time, action, place, are so preserv’d by thee,
    That e’en Corneille might with envy see
    Th’ alliance of his tripled unity. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tripleadjective

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

  2. Tripleadjective

    three times repeated; treble. See Treble

  3. Tripleadjective

    one of three; third

  4. Tripleadjective

    to make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Triple

    trip′l, adj. consisting of three united: three times repeated: (Shak.) third.—v.t. to treble.—adjs. Trip′le-crowned, having three crowns: wearing the triple crown, as the pope; Trip′le-head′ed, having three heads.—n. Trip′let, three of a kind, or three united: three lines rhyming together: (mus.) a group of three notes occupying the time of two, indicated by a slur and the figure 3: (coll.) one of three children born at one birth.—adj. Trip′le-turned (Shak.), three times faithless.—n. Trī′plex, triple time in music.—adj. Trip′licate, threefold: made thrice as much.—n. a third copy or thing corresponding to two others of the same kind.—v.t. to make threefold.—ns. Triplicā′tion, act of making threefold or adding three together; Triplic′ity, the state of being threefold: tripleness: (Spens.) a triad: (astrol.) the division of the signs according to the number of the elements.—adv. Trip′ly.—Triple Alliance, the league of England, Sweden, and the Netherlands formed against France in 1668: the alliance of Britain, France, and Holland against Spain in 1717: the alliance between Germany, Austria, and Italy, formed in 1883, and directed to check French or Russian aggression; Triple crown (her.), see Tiara; Triple time (mus.), time or rhythm of three beats, or of three times three beats, in a bar.—The Triple Event, winning the Oaks, St Leger, and Derby. [Fr.,—L. tri-plustri-, tres, three, -plus, akin to Eng. -fold.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triple in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Triple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Triple in a Sentence

  1. Cate Dyer:

    Another 50 livers a week, we’re working with almost, like, triple-digit-number clinics, and we still need more.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Social entrepreneurship is the road less traveled, but is one of the paths that can lead to the building of hybrid businesses with triple-bottom lines.

  3. Kim Yu-Na:

    So-Youn has good qualities in both jump and power, triple combination is her biggest strength and she also has great artistic value in her skating.

  4. Christine Musser:

    Triple Crown apparently had no clue of the building’s historical significance, it was an oversight.

  5. Francis Wahlgren:

    We've seen records double or triple for manuscripts in a matter of years because there has been a heightened interest in those very rare and truly significant manuscripts that come on the market.

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