- threefold; consisting of three parts: a triple knot.
- of three kinds; threefold in character or relationship.
- three times as great.
- International Law. tripartite.
- to make triple.
- Baseball. to cause to come into home plate by a triple: to triple a runner home; to triple a run in.
- to become triple.
- Baseball. to make a triple.
Origin of triple
Examples from the Web for triple
Elderly women played Triple Double Diamond and Tiki Magic while they chain-smoked.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal
December 8, 2014
The wine-producing countries of Spain, Italy, and France, suggest limits that are double and triple that of the U.S.Americans Drink Too Much, But We’re Not All Alcoholics
November 25, 2014
He emphasized that employing people with IDD is a triple win: the employer, the employee, and the federal government all benefit.Hiring People With Disabilities Isn’t Just the Right Thing to Do—It’s Good for Business
October 27, 2014
Last year they joined with the widows of the men from Popular Unity in calling for an investigation into the triple homicide.Anatomy of a Mexican Student Massacre
October 8, 2014
Displaced girls, especially, face the triple jeopardy of war, domestic violence and attacks from neighboring men.The Young Girls Escaping the ISIS War
September 16, 2014
With this triple killing his main troubles with dogs ceased.White Fang
And she told the Prince all about the wall with the triple gates.
His first triple question also ended, for some time, his remarks.The Genius
Margaret Horton Potter
Where there is no unity, there it cannot have any meaning to speak of the double or triple existence.Psychotherapy
The clock-reel was used for winding yarn, also a triple reel.Home Life in Colonial Days
Alice Morse Earle
- consisting of three parts; threefold
- (of musical time or rhythm) having three beats in each bar
- three times as great or as much
- a threefold amount
- a group of three
- to increase or become increased threefold; treble
Word Origin and History for triple
late 14c., from Medieval Latin triplare "to triple," from Latin triplus "threefold, triple," from tri- "three" (see tri-) + -plus "-fold." The noun is recorded from early 15c.; the baseball sense is attested from 1880. The adjective is recorded from 1540s.