Triple - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈtrɪpl|  American pronunciation of the word triple
Brit.  |ˈtrɪp(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word triple


- a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
- a set of three similar things considered as a unit (syn: triad, trio, triplet)
- a quantity that is three times as great as another


- increase threefold (syn: treble)
- hit a three-base hit


- having three units or components or elements (syn: ternary, treble, triplex)
overcrowding made triple sessions necessary
triple time has three beats per measure
triplex windows
- three times as great or many (syn: three-fold, threefold, treble)
a claim for treble (or triple) damages

Extra examples

He tripled his winnings at the track.

The town's population has tripled in size.

He tripled to right field.

...that triple of terrors for the wintertime driver: snow, ice, and sleet...

She got a new job with triple the salary of her old one.

He ordered a triple espresso.

The export of commodities tripled.

The rail system has triple the average number of accidents.

The company has tripled in size.

We expect to triple our profits next year.

The average home loan is now almost triple what it was at the beginning of the Eighties.

The skater executed a triple loop.

Her sophomore album is verging on triple platinum sales.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: triple
he/she/it: triples
present participle: tripling
past tense: tripled
past participle: tripled
singular: triple
plural: triples
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