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EnglishEdit

 
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30
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    Cardinal : three
    Ordinal : third
    Adverbial : thrice
    Multiplier : triple

EtymologyEdit

Middle English, from Latin triplus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple (not comparable)

  1. Made up of three related elements, often matching
    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.
  2. Of three times the quantity.
    Give me a triple serving of mashed potatoes.
  3. Designed for three users.
    a triple room
  4. Folded in three; composed of three layers.
  5. Having three aspects.
    a triple meaning
  6. (music) Of time, three times as fast as very fast.
  7. (obsolete) One of three; third.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

NounEdit

triple (plural triples)

  1. (informal) A drink with three portions of alcohol.
    I've had a hard day; make that a triple.
  2. (US) A hamburger with three patties.
    I'd like a triple with cheese.
  3. (baseball) A three-base hit
    The shortstop hit a triple to lead off the ninth.
  4. (curling) A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
  5. (mathematics, computing) A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

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VerbEdit

triple (third-person singular simple present triples, present participle tripling, simple past and past participle tripled)

  1. To multiply by three
    The company tripled their earnings per share over last quarter.
  2. (baseball) To get a three-base hit
    The batter tripled into the gap.
  3. To become three times as large
    Our earnings have tripled in the last year.
  4. To serve or operate as (something), in addition to two other functions.
    • 1982, Popular Mechanics, Best tools for your electronics workbench (volume 157, number 1, page 106, January 1982)
      Radio Shack's All-Purpose Crimper/Cutter ($9.95) doubles as a wire stripper and triples as a bolt cutter.
    • 2011, Mel LeCompte, The Tee Cotton Bowl
      Examination rooms contain shelves overstuffed with football helmets, autographed equipment and even rugby gear. If the office doubles as a mini-museum, it also triples as a minichapel.

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See alsoEdit

Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet

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CatalanEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple (masculine and feminine plural triples)

  1. triple

NounEdit

triple m (plural triples)

  1. (sports) triple, treble, hat trick

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Semi-learned term resulting from a modification, under the influence of the Latin etymology, of Old French treble, itself from Latin triplus.

NounEdit

triple m (plural triples)

  1. triple
  2. (baseball) triple

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

triple

  1. first-person singular present indicative of tripler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of tripler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of tripler
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of tripler
  5. second-person singular imperative of tripler

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple

  1. Feminine plural form of triplo

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple

  1. definite singular of trippel
  2. plural form of trippel

Norwegian NynorskEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple

  1. definite singular of trippel
  2. plural form of trippel

SpanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

triple (plural triples)

  1. triple