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


  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.


  1. Triple

    Triple is used in several contexts to mean "threefold" or a "treble":


  1. triple

    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.

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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  1. let rip

  2. prelit

  3. tripel

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  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. Haley Brink:

    Monday and Tuesday, many locations across the central California valley record temperatures in the upper 90's and triple digits, this heat wave is forecast to stick around for the remainder of the week as a ridge of high pressure has set up over the region.

  2. Ryan Pfeifle:

    Through the use of these major observatories, we have identified a new way of identifying triple supermassive black holes.

  3. Gary West:

    I think there is no Triple Crown on the line for us, and there is no reason to run a horse back in two weeks when you don't have to.

  4. The United:

    If fully loaded at around 90 percent laden, DPRK tankers have delivered nearly triple the 2018 quota at 1,367,628 barrels.

  5. Yolanda Renee King:

    To show them how we can create a better world and we can eradicate the triple evils of racism, poverty and violence by embracing and standing for peace, justice and equity and to show them ways in which it has been done before.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
    A handsome
    B disjointed
    C frantic
    D dependable

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