triple

SYLLABICATION: tri TRANSITIVE VERB: To make three times as great in number or amount.
INTRANSITIVE VERB: 1. To be or become three times as great in number or amount. 2. Baseball To make a three-base hit.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin triplus (on the model of Greek triploos) : Latin tri-, three; see trei- in Appendix I + -plus, -fold; see pel-2 in Appendix I.

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