Definitions for Double
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Double.
double, two-base hit, two-bagger, two-basernoun
a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
"he hit a double to deep centerfield"
double, stunt man, stunt womannoun
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-alikenoun
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-foldadjective
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, dupleadjective
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-foldadjective
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 upverb
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, replicateadverb
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, twiceadverb
to double the degree
"she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"
A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute; -- used especially of a person who resembles an actor and takes the actor's place in scenes requiring special skills; as, a stunt double.
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, 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.
A compound attack that deceives the opponent's attempted circular parry.
Etymology: 13th Century. From doble, double, from duplus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
is much used in composition, generally for doubly, two ways;
Etymology: double, French; duplex, Latin; duple, Erse.
All things are double one against another, and he hath made nothing imperfect. Ecclus. xlii. 24.
Great honours are great burthens; but, on whom
They are cast with envy, he doth bear two loads:
His cares must still be double to his joys,
In any dignity. Ben Jonson, Catiline.
I am not so old in proportion to them as I formerly was, which I can prove by arithmetick; for then I was double their age, which now I am not. Jonathan Swift.
This sum of forty thousand pounds is almost double to what is sufficient. Jonathan Swift, Draper’s Letters.
It is a curiosity also to make flowers double, which is effected by often removing them into new earth; as, on the contrary part, double flowers by neglecting, and not removing, prove single. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 513.
I met a reverend, fat, old gouty fryar,
With a paunch swoln so high, his double chin
Might rest upon’t. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.
Thus cursed steel, and more accursed gold,
Gave mischief birth, and made that mischief bold;
And double death did wretched man invade,
By steel assaulted, and by gold betray’d. John Dryden, Ovid.
No star appears to lend his friendly light;
Darkness and tempest make a double night. Dryden.
And if one power did not both see and hear,
Our sights and sounds would always double be. Davies.
The magnifico is much belov’d,
And hath in his effect a voice potential,
As double as the duke’s. William Shakespeare, Othello.
I’ th’ presence
He would say untruths, and be ever double
Both in his words and meaning. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Fifty thousand could keep rank, that were not of double heart. 1 Chron. xii. 33.
In all the four great years of mortality abovementioned, I do not find that any week the plague increased to the double of the precedent week above five times. John Graunt, Mortality.
Here’s a pot of good double, neighbour: drink, and fear not your man. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Etymology: from the adjective.
Rumour doth double voice, and echo
The numbers of the fear’d. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.
Pay him six thousand, and deface the bond;
Double six thousand, and then treble that. William Shakespeare.
Our foe’s too proud the weaker to assail,
Or doubles, his dishonour if he fail. John Dryden, State of Innocence.
This power of repeating or doubling any idea we have of any distance, and adding it to the former, as often as we will, without being ever able to come to any stop or stint, let us enlarge it as much as we will, is that which gives us the idea of immensity. John Locke.
This was only the value of the silver: there was besides a tenth part of that number of talents of gold, which, if gold was reckoned in a decuple proportion, will just double the sum. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.
Thus reinforc’d against the adverse fleet,
Still doubling our’s, brave Rupert leads the way. Dryden.
He saw proud Arcite and fierce Palemon
In mortal battle, doubling blow on blow;
Like lightning flam’d their faulchions to and fro. Dryden.
Thou shalt double the curtain in the tabernacle. Ex. xxvi. 9.
He bought her sermons, psalms, and graces,
And doubled down the useful places. Matthew Prior.
Presently departing again, and sailing along the coast, he doubled the promontory of Carthage, yet famous for the ruins of that proud city. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.
Now we have the cape of Good Hope in sight, the tradewind is our own, if we can but double it. Dryden.
’Tis observed in particular nations, that within the space of three hundred years, notwithstanding all casualties, the number of men double. Thomas Burnet, Theory of the Earth.
Throw Ægypt’s by, and offer in the stead,
Offer —— the crown on Berenice’s head:
I am resolv’d to double ’till I win. John Dryden, Tyran. Love.
Under the line the sun crosseth the line, and maketh two Summers and two Winters; but in the skirts of the torrid zone it doubleth and goeth back again, and so maketh one long Summer. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 398.
So keen thy hunters, and thy scent so strong,
Thy turns and doublings cannot save thee long. Jonathan Swift.
Who knows which way she points?
Doubling and turning like an hunted hare!
Find out the meaning of her mind who can. John Dryden, Sp. Fry.
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
Etymology: [OE. doblen, dublen, doublen, F. doubler, fr. L. duplare, fr. duplus. See Double, a.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dub′l, adj. twofold: twice as much: of extra weight, size, or quality: two of a sort together: in pairs: acting two parts, insincere.—adv. Doub′ly. [O. Fr. doble—L. duplus—duo, two, and plus, akin to plenus, full.]
dub′l, v.t. to multiply by two, to be the double of: to fold: to repeat: to clench: to pass round or by.—v.i. to increase to twice the quantity: to turn sharply back on one's course in running.—n. twice as much: a duplicate: an actor's substitute: a quick pace (short for double-quick): one's wraith or apparition: one's exact counterpart: a trick: (eccles.) a feast on which the antiphon is said both before and after the psalms.—adjs. Doub′le-act′ing, applying power in two directions: producing a double result; Dou′ble-banked, having two men at each oar, or having two tiers of oars one above the other, as in ancient galleys; Doub′le-barr′elled, having two barrels.—n. Doub′le-bass, the lowest-toned instrument of violin form.—adjs. Doub′le-bit′ing, cutting on either side; Doub′le-breast′ed, of a coat having two breasts, one to be folded over the other.—ns. Doub′le-charge, to charge with a double measure; Doub′le-deal′er, a deceitful person; Doub′le-deal′ing, duplicity.—adj. Doub′le-decked, having two decks above water-line.—n. Doub′le-deck′er, a double-decked frigate.—adj. Doub′le-dyed, twice dyed: deeply imbued (as a double-dyed villain).—n. Doub′le-ea′gle (U.S.), a gold coin worth $20, or £4, 2s. 2d.: the heraldic representation of an eagle with two heads, as in the arms of Russia and Austria.—adj. Doub′le-edged, having two edges: cutting or working both ways.—ns. Doub′le-end′er, anything having two ends alike: a cross-cut sawing machine, with two adjustable circular saws, for sawing both ends of timber; Doub′le-en′try (book-k.), a method by which two entries are made of each transaction.—adjs. Doub′le-eyed, having a deceitful countenance; Doub′le-faced, hypocritical, false.—ns. Doub′le-fā′cedness; Doub′le-first, at Oxford, a degree with first-class honours in mathematics and classics: one who takes such a degree.—adj. Doub′le-flow′ered, having double flowers, as a plant.—v.t. Doub′le-gild, to gild with double coatings of gold: to gloze over.—n. Doub′le-Glos′ter, Gloucestershire cheese of extra richness.—adjs. Doub′le-hand′ed, having two hands, two-handled; Doub′le-head′ed, having two heads; Doub′le-heart′ed, treacherous; Doub′le-hung, suspended, as a window-sash, so as to move either upward or downward; Doub′le-locked, locked with two locks or bolts: locked by two turns of the key, as in very few locks but many novels; Doub′le-manned, furnished with twice the complement of men; Doub′le-mean′ing, deceitful; Doub′le-mind′ed, undet
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one. To double upon, to inclose between two fires.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Double' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2026
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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
The numerical value of Double in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Double in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
For me, it was like,' I can't make minimum wage, I have to make double, fair Wage needs to become livable.
We want to get a very good multiple because the asset is in a very good shape, it's still growing, it's taking market share from competitors, we have plans to essentially double the number of Detsky Mir stores.
She was even asked to double-check the computer's math on John Glenn's orbit around the earth. So if you think your job is pressure-packed, hers meant that forgetting to carry the one might send somebody floating off into the solar system.
Yeah, I'd like to see that lead grow as large as it possibly can, i still have to go out there and do what I'm supposed to do, keep putting the ball in the right spot and make sure that you don't make any double-bogeys.
They're trying to double the capacity of what they can build with the same number of people, the biggest issue for them has been the part of the factory that's least automated.
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- двойно, двойник, дублирам, сгъвам на две, удвоявам, свивам, контрирам, копирам, сгънат на две, удвоен, кичест, двоен, двуличен, двойнственBulgarian
- doblar, dobleCatalan, Valencian
- dvojník, zdvojnásobit, dvojitý, dvojnásobekCzech
- dwbwl, dwblWelsh
- doubeln, Doppelte, kontrieren, verdoppeln, doppeln, Doppelter, ballen, Double, Doppelgänger, kontra-, doppelt, gefüllt, zweilagig, doppellagig, doppel-German
- διπλασιάζω, διπλός, διπλάσιοςGreek
- duobliĝi, duopa, duoblaEsperanto
- hacer de doble de, doblar, apretar, duplicar la velocidad, torcer, circunnavegar, doble, sosias, emparejar, duplicar, ser doble de, hacer las veces de, doblado, encorvado, bicapaSpanish
- kerrata, kaksinkertainen määrä, toistaa, kaksinkertaistaa, olla, laskostaa, kaksoisrooli, puristaa, tehdä, liittää, tuplata, äkkikäännös, korvata, kaksoisolento, kiertää, tupla, kaksois-, kerrottu, kaksinkertainen, tupla-Finnish
- double, doublerFrench
- dúbail, dúbailt, dúbailteIrish
- dùbailteScottish Gaelic
- כפיל, כפילה, הכפיל, כפולHebrew
- dua kali lipatIndonesian
- doppiare, sosia, doppio, doppione, doppiaItalian
- duplex, binus, geminusLatin
- dubbelgangster, dubbelganger, dubbeleDutch
- sobowtór, podwójny, podwójna, podwójne, podwójniePolish
- sósia, dobrar, dobro, duplicar, duploPortuguese
- dubel, dobelRomansh
- dubla, îndoi, dublu, dublatRomanian
- удваивать, удвоить, двойник, двойнойRussian
- dvojnik, dvojnicaSerbo-Croatian
- dubbla, dubbel, ersätta, dubbelvika, duplicera, dubbelgångare, runda, fördubbla, dubblera, tvetydig, tvåfaldig, dubbelviktSwedish
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