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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Triple  \Tri"ple\,  a.  [L.  triplus  tri-  (see  {Tri-})  +  -plus,  as 
  in  duplus  double:  cf  F.  triple.  See  {Double},  and  cf 
  1.  Consisting  of  three  united;  multiplied  by  three 
  threefold;  as  a  triple  knot;  a  triple  tie. 
  By  thy  triple  shape  as  thou  art  seen.  --Dryden. 
  2.  Three  times  repeated;  treble.  See  {Treble}. 
  3.  One  of  three  third  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Triple  crown},  the  crown,  or  tiara,  of  the  pope.  See 
  {Tiara},  2. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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},  {triplex}] 
  2:  three  times  as  great  or  many  "a  claim  for  treble  (or 
  triple)  damages";  "a  threefold  increase"  [syn:  {treble},  {threefold}] 
  n  1:  a  base  hit  at  which  the  batter  stops  safely  at  third  base 
  [syn:  {three-base  hit},  {three-bagger}] 
  2:  a  quantity  that  is  three  times  as  great  as  another 
  v  1:  increase  threefold;  "Triple  your  income!"  [syn:  {treble}] 
  2:  hit  a  three-base  hit,  in  baseball 

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