What does triple mean?

Definitions for triple
ˈtrɪp əltriple

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word triple.

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


  1. triple(Noun)

    A drink with three portions of alcohol.

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

    Etymology: from triplus.

  2. triple(Noun)

    A hamburger with three patties.

    I'd like a triple with cheese.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  3. triple(Noun)

    A three-base hit

    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  4. triple(Noun)

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

    Etymology: from triplus.

  5. triple(Noun)

    A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  6. triple(Verb)

    To multiply by three

    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  7. triple(Verb)

    To get a three-base hit

    The batter tripled into the gap.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  8. triple(Verb)

    To become three times as large

    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  9. triple(Adjective)

    Made up of three related elements, often matching

    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  10. triple(Adjective)

    Three times the quantity

    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.

    Etymology: from triplus.

  11. triple(Adjective)

    Designed for three users

    a triple room

    Etymology: from triplus.

  12. triple(Adjective)

    Folded in three; composed of three layers

    Etymology: from triplus.

  13. triple(Adjective)

    Having three aspects; very ambiguous.

    a triple meaning

    Etymology: from triplus.

  14. triple(Adjective)

    Of time, three times as fast as very fast.

    Etymology: 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

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.]

Anagrams for triple »

  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. Tonatiuh Guillen:

    Double or triple this number will put us in a predicament.

  2. Abhishek Kumar:

    It is becoming increasingly clear that Saudi Arabia and Russia will struggle to compensate for potential losses in oil production from the likes of Venezuela, Iran and Libya, triple-digit oil prices are not off the table.

  3. Hans Kristensen:

    It has all the fingerprints of typical Russian nuclear weapons storage sites, there is a heavy duty external perimeter of multilayered fencing. The bunkers themselves have triple fencing around them as well. These are typical features from all the other nuclear weapons storage sites that we know about in Russia.

  4. Steven Maviglio:

    Splitting California into three new states will triple the amount of special interests, lobbyists, politicians and bureaucracy, california government can do a better job addressing the real issues facing the state, but this measure is a massive distraction that will cause political chaos and greater inequality.

  5. Mike DiSabato:

    The position Congressman Jordan took was staggering at best, congressman Jordan chose to double down. Triple down.

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