triple

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Middle English, from Latin triplus.

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Adjective[edit]

triple (not comparable)

  1. Made up of three related elements, often matching
    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.
  2. Three times the quantity
    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.
  3. Designed for three users
    a triple room
  4. Folded in three; composed of three layers
  5. Having three aspects; very ambiguous.
    a triple meaning
  6. (music) Of time, three times as fast as very fast.
  7. (obsolete) One of three; third.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

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Noun[edit]

triple (plural triples)

  1. (informal) A drink with three portions of alcohol.
    I've had a hard day, make that a triple.
  2. (US) A hamburger with three patties.
    I'd like a triple with cheese.
  3. (baseball) A three-base hit
    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.
  4. (curling) A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
  5. (mathematics, computing) A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

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Verb[edit]

triple (third-person singular simple present triples, present participle tripling, simple past and past participle tripled)

  1. To multiply by three
    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.
  2. (baseball) To get a three-base hit
    The batter tripled into the gap.
  3. To become three times as large
    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.

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See also[edit]

Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple quintuplet
6 sextuple sextuplet
many multiple multiplet

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a modification, under the influence of Latin, of Old French treble, from Latin triplus.

Noun[edit]

triple m (plural triples)

  1. triple
  2. (baseball) triple

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Verb[edit]

triple

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tripler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tripler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tripler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of tripler
  5. second-person singular imperative of tripler

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triple f

  1. Feminine plural form of triplo

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Latin[edit]

Numeral[edit]

triple

  1. vocative masculine singular of triplus

Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triple m, f (plural triples)

  1. triple