triple

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English[edit]

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English numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: three
    Ordinal: third
    Latinate ordinal: tertiary
    Adverbial: three times, thrice
    Multiplier: threefold
    Latinate multiplier: triple
    Distributive: triply
    Collective: trio, threesome
    Multiuse collective: triplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: triad
    Greek collective prefix: tri-
    Latinate collective prefix: tri-
    Fractional: third
    Elemental: triplet
    Greek prefix: trito-
    Number of musicians: trio, triplet
    Number of years: triennium

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*tréyes

From Middle English triple (also þripell), from Latin triplus. Doublet of treble.

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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. Of 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.
    a triple meaning
  6. (music) Of time, three times as fast as very fast.
  7. (obsolete) One of three; third.

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Noun[edit]

triple (plural triples)

  1. Three times or thrice the number, amount, size, etc..
  2. (informal) A drink with three portions of alcohol.
    I've had a hard day; make that a triple.
  3. (US) A hamburger with three patties.
    I'd like a triple with cheese.
  4. (baseball) A three-base hit.
    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.
  5. (basketball) A three-point field goal.
  6. (curling) A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
  7. (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.
  4. To serve or operate as (something), in addition to two other functions.
    • 1982, Popular Mechanics, Best tools for your electronics workbench (volume 157, number 1, page 106, January 1982)
      Radio Shack's All-Purpose Crimper/Cutter ($9.95) doubles as a wire stripper and triples as a bolt cutter.
    • 2011, Mel LeCompte, The Tee Cotton Bowl:
      Examination rooms contain shelves overstuffed with football helmets, autographed equipment and even rugby gear. If the office doubles as a mini-museum, it also triples as a minichapel.

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Number 1 2 3 4 5
Modifier single double / twofold triple / threefold quadruple / fourfold quintuple / pentuple / fivefold
Whole loner / singleton / monad pair / couple / twosome / dyad trio / threesome / triad / troika foursome / tetrad fivesome
Part only one / singlet twin / one of two / doublet triplet / one of three quadruplet / one of four quintuplet / pentuplet / one of five
Number 6 7 8 9 10
Modifier sextuple / hextuple / sixfold septuple / heptuple / sevenfold octuple / eightfold ninefold / nonuple tenfold / decuple
Whole sixsome sevensome eightsome ninesome tensome / decad
Part sextuplet / hextuplet / one of six one of seven / septuplet / heptuplet octuplet / one of eight one of nine / nonuplet one of ten / decuplet
Number 11 12 13 100 many
Modifier elevenfold / undecuple / hendecuple twelvefold / duodecuple thirteenfold / tredecuple a hundredfold / centuple multiple
Whole elevensome twelvesome thirteensome hundredsome
Part one of eleven / undecuplet / hendecuplet one of twelve / duodecuplet one of thirteen / tredecuplet one of a hundred / centuplet one of many / multiplet

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin triplus.

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Adjective[edit]

triple (masculine and feminine plural triples)

  1. triple

Noun[edit]

triple m (plural triples)

  1. (sports) triple, treble, hat trick

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Semi-learned term resulting from a modification, under the influence of the Latin etymology, of Old French treble, itself from Latin triplus.

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French numbers (edit)
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    Cardinal: trois
    Ordinal: troisième
    Ordinal abbreviation: 3e, (nonstandard) 3ème
    Multiplier: triple
    Fractional: tiers
French Wikipedia article on 3

triple (plural triples)

  1. triple
  2. (music) thirty-second note
    une triple crochea thirty-second note

Derived terms[edit]

triton rugueux troglodyte mignon tronche de cake tu peux causer ténébrion meunier

Noun[edit]

triple m (plural triples)

  1. (baseball) triple

Verb[edit]

triple

  1. inflection of tripler:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtri.ple/
  • Rhymes: -iple
  • Hyphenation: trì‧ple

Adjective[edit]

triple

  1. feminine plural of triplo

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Latin[edit]

Numeral[edit]

triple

  1. vocative masculine singular of triplus

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triple

  1. definite singular of trippel
  2. plural of trippel

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

triple

  1. definite singular of trippel
  2. plural of trippel

Spanish[edit]

Spanish numbers (edit)
 ←  2 3 4  → 
    Cardinal: tres
    Ordinal: tercero
    Apocopated ordinal: tercer
    Ordinal abbreviation: 3.º
    Multiplier: triple
    Fractional: tercio
Spanish Wikipedia article on 3

Etymology[edit]

From Latin triplus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɾiple/ [ˈt̪ɾi.ple]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iple
  • Hyphenation: tri‧ple

Adjective[edit]

triple (plural triples)

  1. triple
  2. threefold
  3. three-way
    un triple empatea three-way tie

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Noun[edit]

triple m (plural triples)

  1. (quantity) triple (three times as much)
  2. (basketball) three-pointer (A three-point shot; a basket made from beyond the three-point line)

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