['dʌb(ə)l] or ['dʌbl]


(noun.) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; 'he hit a double to deep centerfield'.

(noun.) a quantity that is twice as great as another; '36 is the double of 18'.

(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'.

(noun.) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; 'his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable'.

(verb.) increase twofold; 'The population doubled within 50 years'.

(verb.) hit a two-base hit.

(verb.) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; 'She doubles as his wife and secretary'.

(verb.) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).

(adj.) having two meanings with intent to deceive; 'a sly double meaning'; 'spoke with forked tongue' .

(adj.) large enough for two; 'a double bed'; 'a double room' .

(adj.) twice as great or many; 'ate a double portion'; 'the dose is doubled'; 'a twofold increase' .

(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' .

(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 .

(adj.) 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' .

(adv.) two together; 'some people sleep better double'.

(adv.) downward and forward; 'he was bent double with pain'.

Checker: Williams--From WordNet


(a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.

(a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.

(a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.

(a.) 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.

(adv.) Twice; doubly.

(a.) 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.

(a.) 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.

(a.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.

(a.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.

(a.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.

(v. i.) To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.

(v. i.) To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.

(v. i.) To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.

(v. i.) To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.

(n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.

(n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.

(n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.

(n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.

(n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.

(n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.

(n.) Double beer; strong beer.

(n.) 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.

(n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.

(n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.

Editor: Tamara

Synonyms and Synonymous

a. [1]. Coupled, in pairs.[2]. Twice as much.[3]. Twofold.[4]. Deceitful, dishonest, knavish, false, perfidious, hollow, insincere, double-faced, double-tongued.

ad. Twice, doubly, twofold.

v. a. [1]. Fold, plait.[2]. Duplicate, multiply by two, make twice as much.[3]. (Naut.). Sail round.

v. n. [1]. Increase twofold, be doubled.[2]. Return upon the same track.

n. [1]. Twice as much.[2]. Doubling, plait, fold.[3]. Returning upon one's track (to elude pursuit).[4]. Trick, stratagem, ruse, shift, artifice, wile, manœuvre.[5]. Counterpart.

Inputed by Lawrence


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.

Inputed by Joe


Checker: Lorenzo


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