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Definition of "triple" []

  • Consisting of three parts or members. (adjective)
  • Three times as much in size, strength, number, or amount. (adjective)
  • Music Having three beats to a measure. (adjective)
  • A number or quantity three times as great as another. (noun)
  • A group or set of three; a triad. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "triple" in a sentence
  • "The term triple threat would be diminishing from the powerful range, the all consuming presence and the undeniable talent and reach of Baltimore native Mo'Nique."
  • "Although the term triple bottom line may refer to specific reporting requirements, often it is used as shorthand for ventures that are socially responsible, green, and profitable."
  • "Mr. Boehner emphasized what he called the "triple threat" from government now facing employers: federal regulations, out of control spending and a business-unfriendly tax code."