triple ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of or involving three parts, things, or people. 2) having three times the usual size, quality, or strength.
PREDETERMINER three times as much or as many.
NOUN a thing that is three times as large as usual or is made up of three parts.
VERB make or become three times as much or as many.
DERIVATIVES triply adverb.
ORIGIN Old French, from Greek triplous.

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  • Triply — Trip ly, adv. In a triple manner. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • triply — adverb At three times the severity or degree. It is important to lock the door, and triply so at night. See Also: doubly, triple …   Wiktionary

  • triply — adverb Date: 1641 in a triple degree, amount, or manner …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • triply — /trip lee/, adv. 1. to a triple number, measure, or degree. 2. in a triple manner; threefold. [1650 60; TRIPLE + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • triply — adv. in a threefold manner, times three …   English contemporary dictionary

  • triply — tri·ply …   English syllables

  • triply — See: triple …   English dictionary

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