- 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: Fr 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: ME < L triplus
- to make three times as much or as many
- ☆ Baseball to advance (a runner) by hitting a triple
Origin: ME 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
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- 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 group or set of three; a triad.
- Baseball See three-base hit.
- See trifecta.
- To be or become three times as great in number or amount.
- Baseball To make a three-base hit.
Origin: Middle 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.