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Double meaning

double - 32 dictionary results

  1. 1. hit a two- base hit
  2. 2. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; " She doubles as his wife and secretary"
  3. 3. bridge: make a demand for ( a card or suit)
  4. 4. large enough for two; " a double bed"; " a double room"
  5. 5. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  6. 6. 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"
  7. 7. Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
  8. 8. Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
  9. 9. Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
  10. 10. Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
  11. 11. Twice; doubly.
  12. 12. To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
  13. 13. To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.
  14. 14. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
  15. 15. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
  16. 16. To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
  17. 17. To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
  18. 18. To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
  19. 19. To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
  20. 20. To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
  21. 21. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
  22. 22. Among compositors, a doublet ( see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
  23. 23. A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
  24. 24. Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
  25. 25. A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
  26. 26. Double beer; strong beer.
  27. 27. A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
  28. 28. An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
  29. 29. beer; strong beer.
  30. 30. A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; ( Obs.) transcript; - now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.
  31. 31. To multiply by two; fold; pass round, as a cape.
  32. 32. Twofold; in pairs; in- sincere.

double - examples of usage

  1. He had never before been asked to carry double and he did not like it. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It bent nearly double but it held. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. They should have made it a double one. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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