from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One of a set of three identical objects or copies.
- transitive v. To make threefold; triple.
- transitive v. To make three identical copies of.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Each of a set of three identical objects or copies.
- v. To make three identical copies of something.
- v. To triple.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Made thrice as much; threefold; tripled.
- n. A third thing corresponding to two others of the same kind.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Triple; threefold; consisting of or related to a triad, or three corresponding parts; composed of three similars: as, a triplicate certificate.
- n. One of three things corresponding in every respect to one another.
- To treble; repeat a second time; make threefold; produce a third corresponding to a first and second.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one of three copies; any of three things that correspond to one another exactly
- v. reproduce threefold
From Middle English, triple, from Latin triplicātus, past participle of triplicāre, to triple, from triplex, triplic-, threefold; see triplex.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Early 15th century. From Latin triplicatus, form of triplicāre ("to triple"), from tri- ("three") + plicāre ("to fold"). (Wiktionary)