triple
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈtɹɪpəl/, /ˈtɹɪpl/
Adjective

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.
Synonyms Related terms Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: трёхме́стный
Translations
  • Russian: трёхсло́йный
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  • French: triple
  • Russian: тройно́й
Translations Noun

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.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

triple (triples, present participle tripling; 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.
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