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English adjective: triple

1. triple having three units or components or elements

SamplesA ternary operation.
A treble row of red beads.
Overcrowding made triple sessions necessary.
Triple time has three beats per measure.
Triplex windows.

Synonymsternary, treble, triplex



2. triple three times as great or many

SamplesA claim for treble (or triple) damages.
A threefold increase.

Synonymsthree-fold, threefold, treble



English noun: triple

1. triple (act) a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base

Synonymsthree-bagger, three-base hit

Broader (hypernym)base hit, safety

Narrower (hyponym)line triple, line-drive triple

2. triple (group) a set of three similar things considered as a unit

Synonymstriad, trio, triplet

Broader (hypernym)set

Narrower (hyponym)trigon, trilogy, triplicity

Instance hyponymTrimurti

3. triple (cognition) a quantity that is three times as great as another

Broader (hypernym)multiple

English verb: triple

1. triple (change) increase threefold

SamplesTriple your income!.

ExamplesThey triple their earnings this year, Their earnings triple this year


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)manifold, multiply

2. triple (contact) hit a three-base hit

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)hit

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

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