Definition of Doppelganger

1. Noun. A ghostly double of a living person that haunts its living counterpart.

Generic synonyms: Legendary Creature



Definition of Doppelganger

1. Noun. A ghostly double of a living person, especially one that haunts such a person. ¹

2. Noun. An evil twin. ¹

3. Noun. A remarkably similar double. ¹

4. Noun. A person who has the same name as another. ¹

5. Noun. A fantastic monster that takes the forms of people, usually after killing them. ¹

6. Noun. (alternative spelling of doppelganger) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Doppelganger

1. [n -S]

Doppelganger Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Doppelganger Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Doppelganger

dopeynesses
dopiaza
dopiazas
dopier
dopiest
dopily
dopiness
dopinesses
doping
doping in sports
dopings
doplic
dopped
doppelbock
doppelbocks
doppelganger (current term)
doppelgangers
doppelzentner
dopper
doppers
doppie
doppies
dopping
doppings
doppio
doppleganger
doppler
doppler broadening
doppler effect
doppler shift

Literary usage of Doppelganger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Jail journal, or, Five years in British prisons by John Mitchel (1854)
"The Ego leaves Herr doppelganger not a Leg to stand upon—" Arterial Drainage." JVm. 7th, 1848—In my cell, Dromedary Hulk ..."

2. Library of Southern Literature by Edwin Anderson Alderman, Joel Chandler Harris, Charles William Kent (1910)
"THE doppelganger From 'The Secret Life.' Copyright, John Lane Company, 1906, »nd used by permission of the author and publishers. ..."

3. The Singing of the Future by David Thomas Ffrangcon- Davies (1905)
"The doppelganger.—Artificial artistic enjoyment, "charm," "personality," "vengeance."—Sims Reeves's dictum: artist the master, not the public; ..."

4. The Theosophical Review by Theosophical Publishing Society (London, England) (1890)
"The doppelganger too seemed to be growing more material and tangible, and I thought ... And death ! what death of the body could touch that doppelganger, ..."

5. Main Currents in Nineteenth, Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"It is this which gives birth to the Romantic idea of the " doppelganger,"* an idea which ... There being no exact English equivalent of "doppelganger" and ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Doppelganger

Search for Doppelganger on Dictionary.com!Search for Doppelganger on Thesaurus.com!Search for Doppelganger on Google!Search for Doppelganger on Wikipedia!

Search