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triple

[trip-uh l] /ˈtrɪp əl/
adjective
1.
threefold; consisting of three parts:
a triple knot.
2.
of three kinds; threefold in character or relationship.
3.
three times as great.
4.
International Law. tripartite.
noun
5.
an amount, number, etc., three times as great as another.
6.
a group, set, or series of three; something threefold; triad.
7.
Also called three-base hit. Baseball. a base hit that enables a batter to reach third base safely.
8.
Bowling. three strikes in succession.
9.
verb (used with object), tripled, tripling.
10.
to make triple.
11.
Baseball. to cause to come into home plate by a triple:
to triple a runner home; to triple a run in.
verb (used without object), tripled, tripling.
12.
to become triple.
13.
Baseball. to make a triple.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English (noun and v.) < Latin triplus (adj.), equivalent to tri- tri- + (du)plus duple
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  • The doubling of a sign indicates its dual the tripling of a sign indicates its plural.
British Dictionary definitions for tripling

triple

/ˈtrɪpəl/
adjective
1.
consisting of three parts; threefold
2.
(of musical time or rhythm) having three beats in each bar
3.
three times as great or as much
noun
4.
a threefold amount
5.
a group of three
verb
6.
to increase or become increased threefold; treble
Derived Forms
triply, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin triplus
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Word Origin and History for tripling
triple
late 14c., from M.L. triplare "to triple," from L. triplus "threefold, triple," from tri- "three" + -plus "-fold." The noun is recorded from early 15c.; the baseball sense is attested from 1880. The adj. is recorded from 1540s.
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