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Definition of Triple


  1. Consisting of three united; multiplied by three; threefold; as, a triple knot; a triple tie.
  2. Three times repeated; treble. See Treble.
  3. One of three; third.
  4. To make threefold, or thrice as much or as many; to treble; as, to triple the tax on coffee.

Triple Quotations

Like all of Latin America, Mexico after independence in 1821 turned its back on a triple heritage: on the Spanish heritage, because we were newly liberated colonies, and on our Indian and black heritages, because we considered them backward and barbaric. We looked towards France, England and the U.S., to become progressive democratic republics.
Carlos Fuentes

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.'
Claude Pepper

Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don't fit on your face - they're big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them.
Daniel H. Wilson

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
Hank Aaron

For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.
Sherwood Boehlert
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Triple Translations

triple in Dutch is drievoudig, driedubbel
triple in German is verdreifachen, dreimalig, dreifach
triple in Portuguese is triplicar-se
triple in Swedish is tredubbel
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