• WordNet 3.6
    • adj triple having three units or components or elements "a ternary operation","a treble row of red beads","overcrowding made triple sessions necessary","triple time has three beats per measure","triplex windows"
    • adj triple three times as great or many "a claim for treble (or triple) damages","a threefold increase"
    • v triple increase threefold "Triple your income!"
    • v triple hit a three-base hit
    • n triple a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
    • n triple a quantity that is three times as great as another
    • n triple a set of three similar things considered as a unit
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Playboy debuted the triple-page centerfold in the March 1956 issue. Marian Stafford took the honors.
    • Triple Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie. "By thy triple shape as thou art seen."
    • Triple One of three; third.
    • Triple Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
    • v. i Triple To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes in New York in 1919, to become the first horse to capture the Triple Crown. This was the first time that the Belmont Stakes had been run as part of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious trio of events. Sir Barton had already won the first two jewels of the Triple Crown -the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, Kentucky and the Preakness Stakes in Maryland.
    • n triple In geometry: A triad of points.
    • n triple A triad of systoms of orthogonal surfaces.
    • triple Consisting of three; threefold; characterized by a subdivision into three parts or into threes: as, a triple knot; a triple window.
    • triple Three times repeated; treble.
    • triple Being one of three; third.
    • triple A league between France, Great Britain, and the Netherlands, formed in 1717, and directed chiefly against Spain. After the accession to it of Austria in 1718 it was known as the Quadruple Alliance.
    • triple An alliance between Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, formed about 1883, and designed to check Russia and also France. It is chiefly the creation of Prince Bismarck, and by its provisions the three powers are bound to support one another in certain contingencies. Its influence has succeeded to that of the League of the Three Emperors (the German, Austrian, and Russian), which was also largely the creation of Bismarck.
    • triple A bearing representing three royal or imperial crowns set one upon another in pale. Such a bearing, having also clouds at the base, forms part of the arms of the London Drapers' Company.
    • n triple In music, same as treble.
    • n triple plural In change-ringing, changes rung on seven bells.
    • triple To make threefold or thrice as much or as many; treble.
    • triple To be thrice as great or as many as.
    • triple To alter from single or double to triple action, as a single or double expansion-engine into a triple expansion-engine; fit up with triple expansion-engines, as a vessel which has previously used a single or double expansion-engine.
    • triple To increase threefold.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first triple jump in figure skating competition was performed by Dick Button in 1952.
    • adj Triple trip′l consisting of three united: three times repeated:
    • v.t Triple to treble
    • n Triple a third copy or thing corresponding to two others of the same kind
    • v.t Triple to make threefold
    • adj Triple trip′l (Shak.) third
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  • Claude D. Pepper
    Claude D. Pepper
    “A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple its value every year. I told him, At my age, I don't even buy green bananas.”
  • Ronald Reagan
    “Double, no triple, our troubles and we'd still be better off than any other people on earth. It is time that we recognized that ours was, in truth, a noble cause.”
  • Laurence Sterne
    “We lose the right of complaining sometimes, by denying something, but this often triples its force.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. triplus,; tri-,see Tri-) + -plus, as in duplus, double: cf. F. triple,. See Double, and cf. Treble
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. tri-plustri-, tres, three, -plus, akin to Eng. -fold.


In literature:

The Early English chancel has a triple east window and side lancets.
"Wanderings in Wessex" by Edric Holmes
The head is of a very singular form, and furnished with a triple pouch, under and on each side the throat.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" by Various
He was joined by about thirty rascals whose number was speedily tripled.
"Facing the Flag" by Jules Verne
On the 26th of the same month the triple ceremony of betrothal took place at the Louvre.
"The Life of Marie de Medicis, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Julia Pardoe
For a month after this triple murder, committed with such official parade, Marcel reigned dictator in Paris.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume II. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The human body contains three organisms to translate the triple form of the soul.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
At the E. end is a piscina and a sedile, each under an elaborate triple ogee canopy.
"Somerset" by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
If the width is tripled the deflection is one-third as great.
"The Mechanical Properties of Wood" by Samuel J. Record
ALLIANCE, THE TRIPLE, in 1668, between England, Holland, and Sweden against Louis XIV.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
"Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire" by James Wycliffe Headlam

In poetry:

"Gone is the mount of Meru,
The triple gods are gone,
And, deaf to all the lama's prayers,
The Buddha slumbers on.
"The Vision Of Echard" by John Greenleaf Whittier
For well I know the same sweet light
That wraps the earth this hour
Is far above without its night,
And tripled in its power.
"The Last Sweet Walk" by Alexander Anderson
Ah, bind them fast with triple twine
Of Memory, the wild woodbine
That still, being human, stays divine,
And alone is age's youth!...
"Of Three Children" by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Ah, most her heart is stirred for them,
Whose foreheads, wrapped in mists obscure,
Still wear a triple diadem--
The young, the innocent, the poor.
"Charity" by Victor Marie Hugo
Thou wast the fairest of all man-made things;
The breath of heaven bore up thy cloudy wings,
And, patient in their triple rank,
The thunders crouched about thy flank,
Their black lips silent with the doom of kings.
"Turner's Old Temeraire" by James Russell Lowell
Is it of trees you tell, their months and virtues,
Or strange beasts that beset you,
Of birds that croak at you the Triple will?
Or of the Zodiac and how slow it turns
Below the Boreal Crown,
Prison to all true kings that ever reigned?
"To Juan At The Winter Solstice" by Robert Graves

In news:

LeBron James goes for a triple-double against Australia Wednesday with.
Not so many years ago I remember paying triple what these current CRTs cost.
How will the world's largest consumer electronics company, a 40 year old Korean giant known primarily for its engineering prowess, achieve its goal to more than triple its current $120B sales to $400B by 2020.
Those who worked closely with young Sox slugger in Triple A knew he would get hot.
Manager still doesn't see how Triple-A slugger fits on big-league roster.
The Twins called up first baseman Chris Parmelee from triple-A Rochester and sent righthander Cole DeVries to triple-A Rochester to make room for Parmelee.
Parmelee was batting.375 with 4 homeruns and 12 RBIs at triple-A.
At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Girardi hopes Wade can rediscover the command that has escaped him over the last month.
TORONTO — The New York Yankees recalled outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday and optioned outfielder Greg Golson to Triple-A.
Outfielder Matt Joyce was called up from Triple-A Durham, after Thursday's game.
Cabrera continues his Triple Crown ways.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the summer soiree season with the Cointreau MargaDita – the latest collaboration from Dita Von Teese, International Queen of Burlesque, and Cointreau, the original French triple sec.
Reid triples down on Romney taxes.
Some six weeks after his bid for the Triple Crown ended in the Belmont Stakes (gr.
Triple shot of apocalyptic weirdness from South Korea.

In science:

Proposition 4.8 If the triple ( ˜A, [[ , ]]¯φ0 , ¯ρφ0 ) is a Lie algebroid on M × R then the triple (A, [[ , ]], ρ) is a Lie algebroid on M and the section φ0 is a 1-cocycle.
Generalized Lie bialgebroids and Jacobi structures
In particular, if there exists an sl2 -triple he, h, f i with h ∈ ik then the sl2 -triple with this property is unique.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
This triple system is a special case of the previous triple with k = n.
A Peirce decomposition for generalized Jordan triple systems of second order
Such triples are called σ -compatible Hopf triple in this paper.
Invariant Cyclic Homology
Since the net change in magnetization around a triple point is zero, the decrease in magnetization along Hcoex is exactly the jump across the third edge or “lateral line” that defines the triple point.
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model