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4 definitions found
 for triple
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triple \Tri"ple\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tripled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Tripling.] [Cf. F. tripler. See Triple, a.]
     To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble;
     as, to triple the tax on coffee.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Triple \Tri"ple\, a. [L. triplus; tri- (see Tri-) + -plus, as
     in duplus double: cf. F. triple. See Double, and cf.
     Treble.]
     1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three;
        threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
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              By thy triple shape as thou art seen. --Dryden.
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     2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
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     3. One of three; third. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Triple crown, the crown, or tiara, of the pope. See
        Tiara, 2.
  
     Triple-expansion steam engine, a compound steam engine in
        which the same steam performs work in three cylinders
        successively.
  
     Triple measure (Mus.), a measure of tree beats of which
        first only is accented.
  
     Triple ratio (Math.), a ratio which is equal to 3.
  
     Triple salt (Chem.), a salt containing three distinct basic
        atoms as radicals; thus, microcosmic salt is a triple
        salt.
  
     Triple star (Astron.), a system of three stars in close
        proximity.
  
     Triple time (Mus.), that time in which each measure is
        divided into three equal parts.
  
     Triple valve, in an automatic air brake for railroad cars,
        the valve under each car, by means of which the brake is
        controlled by a change of pressure in the air pipe leading
        from the locomotive.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  triple
      adj 1: 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" [syn: ternary,
             treble, triple, triplex]
      2: three times as great or many; "a claim for treble (or triple)
         damages"; "a threefold increase" [syn: treble, threefold,
         three-fold, triple]
      n 1: a base hit at which the batter stops safely at third base
           [syn: triple, three-base hit, three-bagger]
      2: a set of three similar things considered as a unit [syn:
         trio, triad, triplet, triple]
      3: a quantity that is three times as great as another
      v 1: increase threefold; "Triple your income!" [syn: triple,
           treble]
      2: hit a three-base hit

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "triple":
     accelerate, aggravate, beef up, blow up, complicate, concentrate,
     condense, consolidate, cube, deepen, deltoid, double, enhance,
     exacerbate, exaggerate, fan-shaped, heat up, heighten, hop up,
     hot up, intensify, jazz up, key up, magnify, make complex,
     multiply by three, ramify, redouble, reinforce, sharpen, soup up,
     step up, strengthen, tern, ternal, ternary, ternate, three,
     three-in-one, three-ply, threefold, threesome, treble, triadic,
     trial, triangular, trilogic, trinal, trine, trinity, trio, triplex,
     triplicate, triumvirate, triune, troika, whet
  
  

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