- 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
Related Words for tripledwiden, strengthen, broaden, reinforce, triple, further, develop, raise, heighten, enlarge, build, boost, extend, escalate, swell, rise, multiply, deepen, intensify, expand
Examples from the Web for tripled
Contemporary Examples of tripled
Over the same period, overdose deaths have more than tripled.Zohydro, a New Pill 10 Times Stronger Than Vicodin, Raises Questions About Pain and Addiction
April 23, 2014
Since its initial release in 1996, prescriptions for Adderall have more than tripled.7 Things You Need to Know About Adderall
December 2, 2013
He has more than tripled his support after four years in office, while Washington has only grown more bitterly polarized.Shaquille O’Neal Endorses Chris Christie
October 27, 2013
True, the number of settlers has tripled since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993.Two Blockbuster New Reports on Settlements
October 21, 2013
There was one out and one man on—Mark Koenig, who had tripled.Babe Ruth’s Summer of Records
September 29, 2013
Historical Examples of tripled
The fire of both sides suddenly doubled and tripled in volume.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
In the few hours that had elapsed, the nucleus had tripled in size.Eight Keys to Eden
Mark Irvin Clifton
Instead, they had kept to their burrows and, all in good time, had tripled their number.The Biography of a Prairie Girl
It is the Icosium of the Romans doubled, tripled, and quadrupled.In the Land of Mosques & Minarets
In the mean time, let the guards be tripled, and stand to your arms.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 3 (of 3)
- 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 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.