[ US /ˈtɹɪpəɫ/ ]
[ UK /tɹˈɪpə‍l/ ]
  1. a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
  2. a quantity that is three times as great as another
  3. a set of three similar things considered as a unit
  1. having three units or components or elements
    overcrowding made triple sessions necessary
    a treble row of red beads
    triple time has three beats per measure
    a ternary operation
    triplex windows
  2. three times as great or many
    a claim for treble (or triple) damages
    a threefold increase
  1. hit a three-base hit
  2. increase threefold
    Triple your income!
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How To Use triple In A Sentence

  • Our economy suffered a triple whammy this year - we were hit by Sars, the Iraq war, and then the world economic downturn.
  • How do you know when to clap the triple jumpers? Times, Sunday Times
  • The arrows indicate the beginning of the grace note figure and the placement of each note in the triplet figure for the left hand.
  • Liqueurs commonly made this way include triple sec, cassis, Cointreau, Grand Mariner and so forth.
  • They're showing a triple bill of horror movies .
  • I personally try and keep it simple with a Grande, skim, triple, bone-dry cappuccino, which is Starbuck's English for the kind of cappuccino you'd get at the Rome airport. Mark Strausman: A Chef's-Eye View of Starbucks
  • Food subsidies are reduced or thrown out altogether and food prices may double or triple overnight.
  • This is his second puzzling triple morphemic repetition in recent days, following up on the biggest self of self is self ". Language Log
  • Therefore, the hepatopulmonary syndrome substantially is a triplet that consists of liver disease, dilatation of the pulmonary microcirculation, and hypoxemia.
  • Linda said changing three sets of nappies, putting a trio of youngsters through school and dealing with triple helpings of teenage tantrums had not always been easy.
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