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triple

tri·ple

triple

 
 
pronunciation:
trI pl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: three times as much; three times as many.
The price of new cars is triple what it was twenty years ago.
definition 2: having three parts.
Our bay window has a triple design, with three separate windows.
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an amount or number three times as great as another.
I increased the recipe amounts by triple for my dinner party.
definition 2: a hit in baseball that allows the batter to advance to third base.
He's hit a triple in each of our last three games.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: tripled, triples, tripling
definition 1: to increase to three times the size or amount.
That store has tripled its sales from five years ago.
definition 2: to become three times as many or as great.
Our family tripled when we adopted four children.
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definition 3: to hit the ball far enough for the batter to advance to third base in baseball.
She tripled in the ninth inning and drove in two runs.
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