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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Triple \Tri"ple\, adjective [L. triplus; tri- (see {Tri-}) + -plus, as in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See {Double}, and cf. {Treble}.]

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 successively.

{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 salt.

{Triple star} (Astron.), a system of three stars in close proximity.

{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.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Triple \Tri"ple\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Tripled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Tripling}.] [Cf. F. tripler. See {Triple}, adjective] To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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" [syn: {ternary}, {treble}, {triple}, {triplex}]

2: three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple) damages"; "a threefold increase" [syn: {treble}, {threefold}, {three-fold}, {triple}]


1: a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base [syn: {triple}, {three-base hit}, {three-bagger}]

2: a set of three similar things considered as a unit [syn: {trio}, {triad}, {triplet}, {triple}]

3: a quantity that is three times as great as another


1: increase threefold; "Triple your income!" [syn: {triple}, {treble}]

2: hit a three-base hit

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