1 having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison [syn: dual, twofold, treble, threefold]
2 consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure" [syn: dual, duple]
3 twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase" [syn: doubled, twofold]
4 used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements; "double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical" [ant: single]
5 used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis [syn: bivalent] [ant: multivalent, univalent]
6 large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room"
7 having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue" [syn: forked]
1 a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield" [syn: two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser]
2 a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable" [syn: stunt man, stunt woman]
3 someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother" [syn: image, look-alike]
4 a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18"
5 raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff" [syn: doubling] adv
1 downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain"
2 two together; "some people sleep better double"
3 to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright" [syn: doubly, twice]
1 increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years" [syn: duplicate]
2 hit a two-base hit
3 bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently" [syn: double over, double up]
4 do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
5 bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
6 make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate]
Etymology13th Century. From double, from duplus, from διπλόος.
- Made up of two matching or complementary elements
- The closet has double doors.
- Twice the quantity
- Give me a double serving of mashed potatoes.
- Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and
paternal sides of a family
- He's my double cousin as my mother's sister married my father's brother.
- Designed for two users.
- a double room
- Folded in two; composed of two layers.
- Stooping; bent over.
- Having two aspects; ambiguous.
- a double meaning
- False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
- a double life
- Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
- Of an instrument,
sounding an octave lower.
- a double bass
- Of time, twice as fast.
- double agent
- double cousin
- double date/double-date
- double double
- double Dutch
- double entendre
- double life
- double meaning
- double negative
- double positive
- double strength
- double take
- double tongue
- double U
- double vision
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- Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
- A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often
for safety purposes
- Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.
- A drink with two portions of alcohol
- On second thought, make that a double.
- A two-base hit
- The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.
- A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
- A sharp turn, esp. a return on one's own tracks.
- A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
- A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
- A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
- In the context of "darts": The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
- In the context of "darts": A hit on this ring.
twice the number or size etc
- Finnish: kaksinkertainen määrä
- German: Doppelte
a person resembling or standing for another
a drink with double amount of alcohol
- Finnish: tupla
- German: Doppelter
- Italian: doppio
- Russian: двойной
- To multiply by two
- The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.
- To fold over so as to make two folds
- To make a pleat, double the material at the waist.
- To get a two-base hit
- The batter doubled into the corner.
- (sometimes foll. by up) To clench (a fist).
- (often foll. by together or up) To join or couple.
- To repeat exactly; copy.
- To play two parts or serve two roles.
- To turn sharply; following a winding course.
- To sail around (a headland or other point).
- To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
- In the context of "music|intransitive|usually followed by "on"": To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
- To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
- In the context of "sports|billiards|snooker|pool": To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
- (foll. by for) To act as substitute.
- To go or march at twice the normal speed.
- To increase by
100%, to become twice as large in size.
- Our earnings have doubled in the last year.
to multiply by two
- Czech: zdvojnásobit
- Finnish: kaksinkertaistaa
- German: verdoppeln, doppeln
- Hebrew: להכפיל (lehakhpyl)
- Russian: удваивать , удвоить
to fold over so as to make two folds
- Finnish: laskostaa
- German: verdoppeln
baseball: to get a two-base hit
- Finnish: puristaa
- German: ballen
- Finnish: liittää
- Finnish: toistaa
to serve two roles
- Finnish: olla kaksoisrooli
- German: doubeln
to turn sharply
- Finnish: tehdä äkkikäännös
nautical: to sail around sthg
- Finnish: kiertää
music: to duplicate a part
- Finnish: toistaa, kerrata
music: to be capable of performing upon an additional instrument
bridge: to make a call that will double certain scoring points
- Finnish: tuplata
- German: kontrieren
billiards: to cause to rebound from a cushion
to act as substitute
- Finnish: korvata
- German: doubeln
to go at twice the normal speed
- German: doppeln
- Audio (France)
- Form of doubler
Double may refer to:
- Doublebugg, a dancesport which is performed by three dancers.
- Double (baseball), two-base hit in baseball
- Double, a snooker shot where the player tries to pot a ball via one cushion
- The Double, to win a country's top division and its main cup competition in the same season in football
- Double (cricket), the feat of scoring a thousand first-class runs and taking a hundred first-class wickets in a single season.
- Double, action in games, including bridge and backgammon, whereby a competitor raises the stakes to around twice their previous level
- Double, villain in the video game Mega Man X4
- In dancing games like Dance Dance Revolution or In the Groove, a mode of play in which a single player uses twice as many pads as normal (e.g. 8 instead of 4)
- Double, a bet which combines two selections
- Double, former fraction of the Guernsey pound
- Double precision, computer numbering format that occupies two storage locations in computer memory at address and address+1
- Double negative, in language
double in German: Doppel
double in Dutch: Dubbel
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