What is triple?

  • (verb): Increase threefold.
    Example: "Triple your income!"
    Synonyms: treble
    See also — Additional definitions below


Triple, a doublet of "treble" or "threefold" (from Latin triplus, "triple"; cf. "double" from duplus), is used in several contexts:

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More definitions of "triple":

  • (adj): Having three units or components or elements.
    Example: "Overcrowding made triple sessions necessary"; "triple time has three beats per measure"
    Synonyms: ternary, treble, triplex
  • (noun): A quantity that is three times as great as another.
  • (verb): Hit a three-base hit.

Famous quotes containing the word triple:

    And we fairies, that do run
    By the triple Hecate’s team
    From the presence of the sun,
    Following darkness like a dream,
    Now are frolic. Not a mouse
    Shall disturb this hallowed house.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    And DANTE searched the triple spheres,
    Moulding nature at his will,
    So shaped, so colored, swift or still,
    And, sculptor-like, his large design
    Etched on Alp and Apennine.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Their martyred blood and ashes sow
    O’er all the Italian fields where still doth sway
    The triple tyrant; that from these may grow
    A hundredfold, who, having learnt thy way,
    Early may fly the Babylonian woe.
    John Milton (1608–1674)