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triple

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English

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1 single
2 double doublet
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple quintuplet
6 sextuple sextuplet

Etymology

Middle English, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] triplus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

triple (not comparable)

Positive
triple

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made up of three related elements, often matching
    The triple markings on this vase are quite unique.
  2. 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; very ambiguous.
    a triple meaning
  6. (music) Of time, three times as very fast.

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Translations

Noun

Singular
triple

Plural
{{{1}}}

triple ({{{1}}})
  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) A sequence of three elements; 3-tuple.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to triple

Third person singular
tripl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to triple (third-person singular simple present tripl, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  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.

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] triplus.

Noun

triple m. (plural triples)

  1. triple

Italian

Adjective

triple f.

  1. Feminine plural form of triplo

Spanish

Adjective

triple m. and f. (plural triples)

  1. triple

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