The definition of triple is having three, or being done three times.(adjective)
An example of triple used as an adjective is in the phrase "a triple scoop," which means three scoops of ice cream.
Triple is defined as three times as much, or a hit in baseball where the player gets to third base.(noun)
Triple means to make three times as much, or to hit a baseball and get to third base.(verb)
See triple in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < L triplus: see triplethe
Origin: ME < L triplus
Origin: ME tryplen < ML triplare < L triplus, threefold < tri-, tri- + -plus, as in duplus, double
See triple in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin triplus (on the model of Greek triploos)
Origin: : Latin tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.
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