- 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 tripling
Premiums are skyrocketing The news is abuzz, Somers asserts, with stories of “premiums are doubling and tripling.”Fact-Checking Suzanne Somers’s Claim That Obamacare is a Socialist Ponzi Scheme
October 30, 2013
Apiarians dissuaded from more than tripling their stocks in a year.Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee
L. L. Langstroth
Tripling the pressure, reduces the volume to one-third and so on.Physics
Willis Eugene Tower
Impatiently he meditated plans for doubling and tripling his revenue.Balzac
It took the company all day to move, it being almost impossible to move the loads even with tripling teams.William Clayton's Journal
The doubling and tripling of the X are nothing but inventions of the brewers to humbug the public.
- 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 tripling
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.