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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Tri"ple
  1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie."By thy triple shape as thou art seen." [Dryden.]
  2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
  3. One of three; third.(Obs)

Etymology: L. triplus; tri-see Tri-) + -plus, as in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See Double, and cf. Treble

verb Tri"ple
To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee.

Etymology: Cf. F. tripler. See Triple (a.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  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
  4. Increase threefold ("Triple your income!")
  5. Hit a three-base hit
  6. Having three units or components or elements ("overcrowding made triple sessions necessary", "triple time has three beats per measure", and "triplex windows")
  7. Three times as great or many ("a claim for treble (or triple) damages")

Middle English, from Latin triplus.

  1. (informal) A drink with three portions of alcohol.
    I've had a hard day; make that a .
  2. (US) A hamburger with three patties.
    I'd like a with cheese.
  3. (baseball) A three-base hit
    The shortstop hit a to lead off the ninth.
  4. (curling) A takeout shot in which three stones are removed from play.
  5. (mathematics, computing) A sequence of three elements or 3-tuple.

triple was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, French, Italian, Latin, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Triple

Triple H is an executive vice president of talent, live events & creative for wwe, professional wrestling, vice president, wwe, executive vice presidentof talent, live events & creative forwwe, and professional wrestler. He holds the title Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative, and (2013–present). He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Triple was given the name Paul Michael Levesque on July 27th, 1969 in Nashua, New Hampshire, United States.


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  • Weird things about the name Triple: Your name in reverse order is Elpirt. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Itrelp. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Triple born Jul 3, 2005

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North of Latin America approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop your talent for love, happiness and enthusiasm and to distribute these feelings to all people.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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