Meaning of TRIPLE in English

TRIPLE

adj., n., & v.

--adj.

1. consisting of three usu. equal parts or things; threefold.

2 involving three parties.

3 three times as much or many (triple the amount; triple thickness).

--n.

1. a threefold number or amount.

2 a set of three.

3 (in pl.) a peal of changes on seven bells.

--v.tr. & intr. multiply or increase by three.

Phrases and idioms:

triple crown

1. RC Ch. the pope's tiara.

2 the act of winning all three of a group of important events in horse-racing, rugby football, etc. triple jump an athletic exercise or contest comprising a hop, a step, and a jump. triple play Baseball the act of putting out three runners in a row. triple rhyme a rhyme including three syllables. triple time Mus. that with three beats to the bar; waltz time.

Derivatives:

triply adv.

Etymology: OF triple or L triplus f. Gk triplous

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.