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.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  2. triplenoun

    A hamburger with three patties.

    I'd like a triple with cheese.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  3. triplenoun

    A three-base hit

    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  4. triplenoun

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

    Etymology: from triplus.

  5. triplenoun

    A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  6. tripleverb

    To multiply by three

    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  7. tripleverb

    To get a three-base hit

    The batter tripled into the gap.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  8. tripleverb

    To become three times as large

    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  9. tripleadjective

    Made up of three related elements, often matching

    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  10. tripleadjective

    Three times the quantity

    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  11. tripleadjective

    Designed for three users

    a triple room

    Etymology: from triplus.

  12. tripleadjective

    Folded in three; composed of three layers

    Etymology: from triplus.

  13. tripleadjective

    Having three aspects; very ambiguous.

    a triple meaning

    Etymology: from triplus.

  14. tripleadjective

    Of time, three times as fast as very fast.

    Etymology: from triplus.

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, prelit

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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. Joe DiVincenzo Jr.:

    Triple-AAA bond rating is obscure to the public, but today clearly demonstrates why Essex County is so important.

  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. Brian Kelly:

    I know people pay for their monthly parking, which in New York City can be quite expensive, put that on the right credit card and you’ll be getting double and triple points. Dig deep in the earning categories on your credit cards, because you may find some categories that you didn’t realize.

  4. United States:

    It would be wildly bullish for crude oil prices. We'd be heading back to triple-digit prices very fast.

  5. Robin Vida:

    In all honesty, if we had unlimited amount of vaccine, we would probably triple the amount of people we would see in a day, if we can build a really solid group of healthcare and community members, we'll be able to host those satellite clinics without any issues.

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    interchangeable with `means' in the expression `by means of'
    • A. wavering
    • B. leaven
    • C. dint
    • D. sweep

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