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triple

verb tri·ple \ ˈtri-pəl \

Definition of triple

tripled; tripling play \-p(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to make three times as great or as many
2 a :to score (a base runner) by a triple
b :to bring about the scoring of (a run) by a triple
intransitive verb
1 :to become three times as great or as numerous
  • their profits tripled last year
2 :to make a triple in baseball

Examples of triple in a Sentence

  1. He tripled his winnings at the track.

  2. The town's population has tripled in size.

  3. He tripled to right field.

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Origin and Etymology of triple

Middle English (Scots), from Late Latin triplare, from Latin triplus, adjective


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triple

noun

Definition of triple

1 a :a triple sum, quantity, or number
b :a combination, group, or series of three
2 :a base hit that allows the batter to reach third base safely
3 :trifecta 2

Examples of triple in a Sentence

  1. that triple of terrors for the wintertime driver: snow, ice, and sleet

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Origin and Etymology of triple

Middle English, from Latin triplus, adjective

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triple

adjective

Definition of triple

1 :being three times as great or as many
2 :having or involving three units or members
  • triple bypass heart surgery
3 :having a threefold relation or character
  • worked as a double or even triple agent
  • Time
4 a :three times repeated :treble
b :having three full revolutions
  • a triple somersault
  • a triple lutz
5 :marked by three beats per musical measure
  • triple meter
6 a :having units of three components
  • triple feet
b of rhyme :involving correspondence of three syllables (as in unfortunate-importunate)

Examples of triple in a Sentence

  1. She got a new job with triple the salary of her old one.

  2. He ordered a triple espresso.

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Origin and Etymology of triple

Middle English, from Latin triplus, from tri- + -plus multiplied by — more at -fold

triple Synonyms

Synonyms
threefold, treble, triadic, tripartite, triplex
Related Words
triplicate

Other Number-Related Terms


TRIPLE Defined for English Language Learners

triple

verb

Definition of triple for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (something) to become three times as great or as many

  • : to become three times as great or as many

  • baseball : to hit a triple : to hit the ball so that you can reach third base


triple

noun

Definition of triple for English Language Learners

  • baseball : a hit that allows the batter to reach third base


triple

adjective

Definition of triple for English Language Learners

  • : three times bigger in size or amount

  • : having three parts or including three people or things


TRIPLE Defined for Kids

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triple

verb tri·ple \ ˈtri-pəl \

Definition of triple for Students

tripled; tripling
:to make or become three times as great or as many
  • I tripled my savings.

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triple

noun

Definition of triple for Students

1 :a sum, amount, or number that is three times as great
2 :a combination, group, or series of three
3 :a hit in baseball that lets the batter reach third base

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triple

adjective

Definition of triple for Students

1 :having three units or parts
2 :being three times as great or as many
3 :repeated three times


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