Definition of triple adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtrɪpl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtrɪpl//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1having three parts or involving three people or groups a triple heart bypass operation a triple alliance They're showing a triple bill of horror movies (= three horror movies one after the other).
  2. 2three times as much or as many as something The amount of alcohol in his blood was triple the legal maximum. Its population is about triple that of Venice.
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (as an adjective and adverb): from Old French, or from Latin triplus, from Greek triplous.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: triple