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triple

tri·ple

triple

 
 
pronunciation:
trI pl
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: three times the amount of.
The price of new cars is triple what it was twenty years ago.
definition 2: having three parts; threefold.
Our bay window has a triple design, with three separate windows.
definition 3: repeated three times.
She is a triple world champion in figure skating.
 
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: something that has three parts.
It's a unique craft with a triple wing design.
definition 3: in baseball, a three-base hit.
He's hit a triple in each of our last three games.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tripled, triples, tripling
definition: to increase to three times the original size or amount.
That store has tripled its sales from five years ago.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become three times as many or as great.
The number of cases of this dread disease has tripled in the past two years.
See a movie for this meaning
 
definition 2: in baseball, to make a three-base hit.
She tripled in the ninth inning and drove in two runs.