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Triple

Triple appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Triple Dickle
    (a strong drink)
  • Don't trouble trouble, until trouble troubles you! If you trouble trouble, triple trouble troubles you!

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun triple:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb triple:

trebletriple
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Definition of the noun triple

What does triple mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: triples

  1. a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
  2. a set of three similar things considered as a unit
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of triple: triad / trio / triplet
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • more specific words:
      • trilogy = a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
      • triplicity / trigon = one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
    • instance: Trimurti = the triad of divinities of later Hinduism
  3. a quantity that is three times as great as another
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic word: multiple = the product of a quantity by an integer

Alternative definition of the noun triple

noun

  1. [informal] A drink with three portions of alcohol.
  2. [US] A hamburger with three patties.
  3. [baseball] A three-base hit
  4. [curling] A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
  5. [mathematics, computing] A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

Specialised definition of the noun triple

Glossary of sports / baseball

a hit that allows the batter to reach third base (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / bowling

three consecutive strikes

Glossary of sports / tennis

the feat of winning the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships at a tournament

Definition of the adjective triple

What does triple mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more triple / most triple

  1. having three units or components or elements
    • examples: overcrowding made triple sessions necessary | triple time has three beats per measure
    • synonyms of triple: ternary / treble / triplex
    • similar: multiple
  2. three times as great or many

Alternative definition of the adjective triple

adjective

  1. Made up of three related elements, often matching
  2. Three times the quantity
  3. Designed for three users
  4. Folded in three; composed of three layers
  5. Having three aspects; very ambiguous.
  6. [music] Of time, three times as fast as very fast.

Definition of the verb triple

What does triple mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: tripled | tripling | triples

  1. increase threefold
  2. hit a three-base hit

Alternative definition of the verb triple

verb

  1. To multiply by three
  2. [baseball] To get a three-base hit
  3. To become three times as large

Music

"Triple" is a composition.

Phrases with Triple

Phrases starting with the word Triple:

  1. Triple O
  2. Triple-a
  3. Triple-O
  4. Triple bar
  5. triple sec
  6. Triple bond
  7. triple jump
  8. triple play
  9. Triple Star
  10. triple time
  11. Triple Agent
  12. Triple Bluff
  13. Triple Bogey
  14. Triple Check
  15. triple cream
  16. triple creme
  17. triple crown
  18. Triple point

Phrases ending with the word Triple:

  1. to triple
  2. line triple

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Triple

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Google previewWebster's New World Telecom Dictionary (2008)

by Ray Horak

triple play Figure T-5 trellis-coded modulation (TCM) See TCM. trellis-coded pulse amplitude modulation (TC-PAM) Also known as trellis-coded modulation ( TCM). See TCM. tribit Referring to a modulation technique that impresses three ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern English Usage (1994)

by Henry Watson Fowler

Pronounce tri-, triple )(treble. If toe musical sense of treble is put aside, there are perhaps no senses in which one is possible & the other impossible ; but they do tend to diverge. First, though either can be adjective, verb, or noun, treble is the ...

Google previewDictionary of XML Technologies and the Semantic Web (2004)

by Vladimir Geroimenko

Triple A STRUCTURAL CONSTRUCT of the RDF ...

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Quotes about Triple

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. (Barry Switzer)
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Scrabble value of T1R1I1P3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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