- 1Consisting of or involving three parts, things, or people: a triple murder triple somersaultsMore example sentences
- They now face life imprisonment without parole in a U.S. jail for the vicious triple murder that took place in a Seattle suburb.
- Three men and three women will play triple aspects of the man and woman.
- It is the creative equivalent of the gymnast's triple somersault.
- 1.1Having three times the usual size, quality, or strength: a triple dark rumMore example sentences
three times, treble
- They now were triple in size since Grace moved away.
- And speaking of the bathroom, I buy the econo-pak of triple size toilet paper rolls and they're gone in two weeks.
- With this state of mind come all the positive emotions with double and sometimes triple strength.
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- Three times as much or as many: the copper energy cells had triple the efficiency of silicon cellsMore example sentences
- I could go on a rant about how sugar subsidies cause American consumers to pay triple the market price for sugar, just to get the privilege of ruining the Everglades.
- The newspaper yesterday quoted commission officials as saying the last-minute payout to voters was triple the amount spent at the last election.
- No one's saying, Oh, I'll wait until October so I can pay triple the car tax.
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- 1A thing that is three times as large as usual or is made up of three standard units or items.More example sentences
- Place-level data on the number of housing units from single family to doubles, triples, and buildings with more than five units built every month or every year.
- Other cacti, sunflowers, and pinecones display this or other triples of Fibonacci numbers.
- Add a daily double latte (make that a triple) and it's no wonder so many of us experience sensory overload and find it hard to wind down at day's end.
- 2 (triples) A sporting contest in which each side has three players.More example sentences
- In the triples event, the three women grabbed a silver medal after winning four games, drawing one and losing the other.
- Northern Ireland will send their strongest ever squad, while hopes are high for the Scottish EAD triples team after their win at the inaugural multi-disability bowls triples at Nottingham last year.
- The Twins lead the American League in doubles and triples.
- 3 (Triples) Bell-ringing A system of change ringing using seven bells, with three pairs changing places each time.More example sentences
- I can ring touches of Stedman Doubles no problems but whenever I look at the Stedman Triples work I get nowhere.
- To help with compiling the collection, and to ensure the truth and accuracy of the published peals, I developed some software specifically for entering and checking Stedman Triples compositions.
- Grandsire and Stedman triples are regularly rung for Sunday Service.
- 4 Baseball A hit that enables the batter to reach third base.More example sentences
- He got back and started pounding doubles and triples down the third base line.
- He hit only 240 with 17 home runs, but he did record nine triples and 26 stolen bases.
- He had 22 home runs, seven triples, 27 doubles and 27 stolen bases.
- 5 another term for trifecta.
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- 1Become three times as much or as many: grain prices were expected to tripleMore example sentences
- Despite abandoning plans for a flotation earlier this year, turnover is expected to triple this year.
- The world freight market is expected to triple in the next 20 years.
- If the predictions are correct residents can expect pollution levels to triple, vegetation to be destroyed and global warming to speed up.
- 1.1 [with object] Multiply (something) by three: the party more than tripled its share of the voteMore example sentences
- It has tripled its share price in the past four months.
- The shares have more than tripled this year to trade last Friday at E20.08.
- For example, since its relaunch in 1989, the company tripled its share of the cat food market and established itself as the number two brand.
- 2 Baseball Hit a triple: he tripled into right fieldMore example sentences
- Jackie Robinson tripled home a run and a single by Andy Pafko scored Robinson and the Dodgers were back in the game, trailing, 6-5.
- Then in the 7th, facing Lowe, Ichiro tripled home another run.
- Morcom knocked her third home run of the season over the left field fence before Miller tripled into right field.
Middle English (as an adjective and adverb): from Old French, or from Latin triplus, from Greek triplous.