Definitions for Triple
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Triple.
triple, three-base hit, three-baggernoun
a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
trio, triad, triplet, triplenoun
a set of three similar things considered as a unit
a quantity that is three times as great as another
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"
treble, threefold, three-fold, tripleverb
three times as great or many
"a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
"Triple your income!"
hit a three-base hit
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.
Etymology: from triplus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
Triple is used in several contexts to mean "threefold" or a "treble":
A triple is a set or combination of three related things, whether it be objects, numbers or people. It could also refer to three times as much or an action being performed three times. The meaning can vary depending on the context in which it is used.
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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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-plus—tri-, tres, three, -plus, akin to Eng. -fold.]
The numerical value of Triple in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Triple in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
We are looking at triple A countries, with no geopolitical risk, i do not consider central and eastern Europe an important growth area.
My guess it is that the actual number is double or triple that given.
The heroic, barrier-breaking members of the Six Six Triple Eight Six Triple Eight Battalion -- which included brave Nevada women -- played a crucial role in the operations of our armed forces during World War II, they deserve our nation's highest honors for their service. There is no better time to give them this long-overdue recognition than during Women's History Month, and I'm proud to see President Biden sign our bipartisan legislation into law.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Tito Fuentes is safe at second with a triple.
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Translations for Triple
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- batada triple, triplicar, ternari, terna, tripleCatalan, Valencian
- trojitý, ztrojnásobit, trojiceCzech
- tair, triphlyg, triWelsh
- verdreifachen, dreifachGerman
- triple, triplicarSpanish
- سه گانهPersian
- kolminkertainen, kolmois-Finnish
- tripler, tripleFrench
- triplicar, triploGalician
- tiga kali lipatIndonesian
- triplicare, triploItalian
- tiga gandaMalay
- driedubbel, verdrievoudigen, drievoudigDutch
- tredoble, trippelNorwegian
- трёхслойный, утроить, утраиваться, утроенный, утроиться, троекратный, тройной, утраивать, трёхместныйRussian
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