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Meaning of TRIPLE

Pronunciation:  'tripul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
  2. [n]  a quantity that is three times as great as another
  3. [adj]  having three units or components or elements; "a ternary operation"; "a treble row of red beads"; "overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"; "triple time has three beats per measure"; "triplex windows"
  4. [adj]  three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase"
  5. [v]  increase threefold; "Triple your income!"
  6. [v]  hit a three-base hit, in baseball

TRIPLE is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: multiple, ternary, three-bagger, three-base hit, threefold, treble, treble, triplex
 See Also: base hit, bingle, hit, line triple, line-drive triple, manifold, multiple, multiply, safety



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Tri"ple\, a. [L. triplus; tri- (see {Tri-}) + -plus, as
    in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See {Double}, and cf.
    1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three;
       threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
             By thy triple shape as thou art seen. --Dryden.
    2. Three times repeated; treble. See {Treble}.
    3. One of three; third. [Obs.] --Shak.
    {Triple crown}, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See
       {Tiara}, 2.
    {Triple-expansion steam engine}, a compound steam engine in
       which the same steam performs work in three cylinders
    {Triple measure} (Mus.), a measure of tree beats of which
       first only is accented.
    {Triple ratio} (Math.), a ratio which is equal to 3.
    {Triple salt} (Chem.), a salt containing three distinct basic
       atoms as radicals; thus, microcosmic salt is a triple
    {Triple star} (Astron.), a system of three stars in close
    {Triple time} (Mus.), that time in which each measure is
       divided into three equal parts.
    {Triple valve}, in an automatic air brake for railroad cars,
       the valve under each car, by means of which the brake is
       controlled by a change of pressure in the air pipe leading
       from the locomotive.
  2. \Tri"ple\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Tripled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Tripling}.] [Cf. F. tripler. See {Triple}, a.]
    To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble;
    as, to triple the tax on coffee.