- The definition of triple is having three, or being done three times.
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.
- An example of triple is when a person earns $300 instead of their regular fee of $100.
- An example of a triple is a hit that gets the hitter one base away from home plate.
- Triple means to make three times as much, or to hit a baseball and get to third base.
- An example of triple is to turn three servings into nine servings.
- An example of triple is for a major league star to make a big hit and reach third base.
- consisting of or including three; threefold
- done, used, said, etc. three times; repeated twice
- three times as much, as many, as large, etc.
- Music containing three (or a multiple of three) beats to the measure: triple time
Origin of tripleFrench ; from Classical Latin triplus: see triplethe
- an amount three times as much or as many
- a group of three; triad
- ☆ Baseball a hit on which the batter reaches third base
Origin of tripleME < L triplus
transitive verbtripled, tripling
- to make three times as much or as many
- ☆ Baseball to advance (a runner) by hitting a triple
Origin of tripleME tryplen < ML triplare < L triplus, threefold < tri-, tri- + -plus, as in duplus, double
- to become three times as much or as many
- ☆ Baseball to hit a triple
- Consisting of three parts or members.
- Three times as much in size, strength, number, or amount.
- Music Having three beats to a measure.
- A number or quantity three times as great as another.
- a. Something having three identifiable or prominent parts or members.b. Something capable of carrying or moving three people or things, as a chairlift.
- Baseball A hit enabling the batter to reach third base. Also called three-bagger, three-base hit.
- See trifecta.
verbtri·pled, tri·pling, tri·ples
- To be or become three times as great in number or amount.
- Baseball To make a triple.
Origin of tripleMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin triplus (on the model of Greek triploos) : Latin tri-, three; see trei- in Indo-European roots + -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- Made up of three related elements, often matching
- The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.
- Three times the quantity
- Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.
- Designed for three users
- a triple room
- Folded in three; composed of three layers
- Having three aspects; very ambiguous.
- a triple meaning
- (music) Of time, three times as fast as very fast.
- (informal) A drink with three portions of alcohol.
- I've had a hard day, make that a triple.
- (US) A hamburger with three patties.
- I'd like a triple with cheese.
- (baseball) A three-base hit
- The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.
- (curling) A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
- (mathematics, computing) A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.
(third-person singular simple present triples, present participle tripling, simple past and past participle tripled)
- To multiply by three
- The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.
- (baseball) To get a three-base hit
- The batter tripled into the gap.
- To become three times as large
- Our earnings have tripled in the last year.
Middle English, from Latin triplus.