Definitions for doubleˈdʌb əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dou•bleˈdʌb əl(adj.; n.; v.; adv.)-bled, -bling
(adj.)twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.
composed of two like parts or members; paired:
a double sink.
suitable for two persons:
a double room.
twofold in character or meaning; dual or ambiguous.
marked by duplicity; deceitful; hypocritical:
a double life.
folded in two.
(of a bed or bedclothes) full-size:
a double blanket.
(of flowers) having many more than the normal number of petals.
(n.)anything that is twice the usual size, quantity, strength, etc.
a duplicate or counterpart.
a person exactly or closely resembling another.
a hotel room with two beds or a double bed, for occupancy by two people.
Category: Common Vocabulary
an alcoholic drink containing twice the usual amount of alcohol.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a fold or plait.
a sharp reversal, as of course.
a trick or artifice, as of argument in a debate.
an understudy. an actor who plays two or more parts in a play, usu. minor roles.
a substitute who performs feats or actions in a movie or TV show too hazardous for a star.
Ref: Also called two-base hit.
Ref: double time . 1
doubles, (used with a sing. v.) a game or match, as in tennis, in which there are two players on each side.
(in bridge) a bid by an opponent indicating belief that the declarer's bid will not succeed or informing one's partner that one's hand is of a certain strength.
(v.t.)to make double or twice as great; add an equal amount of.
to fold or bend with one part over another (often fol. by over, up, etc.).
to double one's fists.
to be twice as much as.
to sail around (a projecting area of land).
Category: Nautical, Navy
to pair; couple.
(in bridge) to challenge (a declarer's bid) by calling “double.”
to be a double for (an actor). to perform (a role or roles) as an actor cast in more than one part.
Baseball. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a two-base hit. to cause (a run) to be scored by a two-base hit (often fol. by in). to put out (a base runner) as the second out of a double play.
(v.i.)to become double.
to bend or fold (often fol. by up or over).
to turn back on a course; reverse direction (often fol. by back).
to serve in an additional capacity:
The director doubles as bit player.
to act as a double in a play, motion picture, or the like.
to hit a double in baseball.
to play an instrument besides one's regular instrument (usu. followed by on).
Category: Music and Dance
double up, to share quarters planned for only one person or family. to bend over, as from pain.
Category: Verb Phrase
(adv.)to twice the amount, extent, etc.; twofold.
to sleep double.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for double:
double in brass,to serve in more than one capacity.
Category: Idiom, Informal
double or nothing,a bet in which one either wins twice as much as one has bet or gets nothing.
on the double, without delay; rapidly. in double time, as marching troops.
Category: Idiom, British
Origin of double:
1175–1225; ME < OF < L duplus
double, two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser(noun)
a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
"he hit a double to deep centerfield"
double, stunt man, stunt woman(noun)
a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
"his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
double, image, look-alike(noun)
someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
"he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
a quantity that is twice as great as another
"36 is the double of 18"
raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
"I decided his double was a bluff"
double, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-fold(adj)
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
double, dual, duple(adj)
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"
double, doubled, twofold, two-fold(adj)
twice as great or many
"ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
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"
used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
large enough for two
"a double bed"; "a double room"
having two meanings with intent to deceive
"a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue"
"The population doubled within 50 years"
hit a two-base hit
double over, double, double up(verb)
bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
"He doubled and vomited violently"
do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
"She doubles as his wife and secretary"
bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
duplicate, reduplicate, double, repeat, replicate(adverb)
make or do or perform again
"He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
downward and forward
"he was bent double with pain"
"some people sleep better double"
doubly, double, twice(adverb)
to double the degree
"she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
having two of sth or having two parts
a double-headed monster; a double identity
twice the usual size or amount
double chocolate frosting
for two people or things
a double bed/room; a double garage
twice as many or twice as much
the same cost, but double the risk
to increase by twice the number or amount
Hurricanes have doubled in frequency in the last century.; to double the minimum wage
a person who looks the same as sb else
He's the double of his older brother.
sth that is twice the usual number or amount
One espresso and one double, please.
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; doppelgu00E4nger.
A sharp turn, especially 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.
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 followed by up) To clench (a fist).
(often followed 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).
The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
A hit on this ring.
A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides.
Short form of double-precision floating-point number.
The sin() function returns a double.
Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.
The feat of scoring twice in one game.
A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou.
A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny.
To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
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.
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 the strength or effect of by two.
Sorry, this store does not double coupons.
Twice over; twofold.
Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)
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.
Origin: 13th Century. From doble, double, from duplus.
twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc
being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled
divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere
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
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
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
to be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as
to pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion
to unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two
to be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much
to return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction
to play tricks; to use sleights; to play false
to set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet
twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like
among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred
that which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold
a turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice
something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith
a player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute
double beer; strong beer
a feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts
a game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles
an old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites
In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'double' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2026
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'double' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1038
Rank popularity for the word 'double' in Nouns Frequency: #2490
Rank popularity for the word 'double' in Verbs Frequency: #635
Rank popularity for the word 'double' in Adjectives Frequency: #238
Translations for double
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of twice the (usual) weight, size etc
A double whisky, please.
- duploPortuguese (BR)
- διπλός, διπλάσιοςGreek
- kahekordne, topelt-Estonian
- दुगुना, दोहराHindi
- dvostruki, dupliCroatian
- dua kali lipatIndonesian
- dua kali gandaMalay
- ډبل، دوه ګون، غبرګ: دوه برخيزه: دوه ژبى (هغه سړى چه په خوله يې يوه او په زړه يې بله وىPashto
- dubbel, storSwedish
- duble, iki katıTurkish
- 兩倍的Chinese (Trad.)
- وزن یا حجم میں دوگناUrdu
- gấp đôiVietnamese
- 两倍的Chinese (Simp.)
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