Definition of Double

1. Noun. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base. "He hit a double to deep centerfield"

Exact synonyms: Two-bagger, Two-base Hit, Two-baser
Generic synonyms: Base Hit, Safety
Specialized synonyms: Line Double, Line-drive Double

2. Verb. Increase twofold. "Their earnings double this year"; "The population doubled within 50 years"
Exact synonyms: Duplicate
Specialized synonyms: Redouble, Geminate
Generic synonyms: Manifold, Multiply
Also: Double Up
Derivative terms: Doubling, Doubling

3. Adjective. Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities. "Every episode has its double and treble meaning"
Exact synonyms: Dual, Three-fold, Threefold, Treble, Two-fold, Twofold
Similar to: Multiple

4. Adverb. Downward and forward. "He was bent double with pain"

5. Noun. A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts. "His first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"

6. Verb. Hit a two-base hit.
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Hit

7. Adjective. Consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs. "Duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure"
Exact synonyms: Dual, Duple
Similar to: Multiple
Derivative terms: Duality

8. Adverb. Two together. "Some people sleep better double"

9. Noun. Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor). "She's the very image of her mother"
Exact synonyms: Image, Look-alike
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Clone, Dead Ringer, Ringer

10. Verb. Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain. "He doubled and vomited violently"
Exact synonyms: Double Over, Double Up
Generic synonyms: Bend, Flex

11. Adjective. Twice as great or many. "A twofold increase"
Exact synonyms: Doubled, Two-fold, Twofold
Similar to: Multiple

12. Adverb. To double the degree. "His eyes were double bright"
Exact synonyms: Doubly, Twice

13. Noun. A quantity that is twice as great as another. "36 is the double of 18"
Generic synonyms: Multiple

14. Verb. Do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions. "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
Generic synonyms: Function, Go, Operate, Run, Work

15. Adjective. 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"
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Antonyms: Single

16. Noun. Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2. "I decided his double was a bluff"
Exact synonyms: Doubling
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Generic synonyms: Raise

17. Verb. Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).
Generic synonyms: Bid, Call

18. Adjective. Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.
Exact synonyms: Bivalent
Attributes: Valence, Valency
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics
Antonyms: Multivalent, Univalent

19. Verb. Make or do or perform again. "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

20. Adjective. Large enough for two. "A double room"
Similar to: Big, Large

21. Adjective. Having two meanings with intent to deceive. "Spoke with forked tongue"
Exact synonyms: Forked
Similar to: Ambiguous, Equivocal

Definition of Double

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

2. adv. Twice; doubly.

3. v. t. To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; as, to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.

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

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

6. n. A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (Obs.) transcript; -- now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.

Definition of Double

1. Adjective. Made up of two matching or complementary elements ¹

2. Adjective. Twice the quantity ¹

3. Adjective. Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family ¹

4. Adjective. Designed for two users. ¹

5. Adjective. Folded in two; composed of two layers. ¹

6. Adjective. Stooping; bent over. ¹

7. Adjective. Having two aspects; ambiguous. ¹

8. Adjective. False, deceitful, or hypocritical. ¹

9. Adjective. Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals. ¹

10. Adjective. (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower. ¹

11. Adjective. (music) Of time, twice as fast. ¹

12. Adverb. Twice over; twofold. ¹

13. Adverb. Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double) ¹

14. Noun. Twice the number, amount, size, etc. ¹

15. Noun. A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes ¹

16. Noun. A drink with two portions of alcohol ¹

17. Noun. (baseball) A two-base hit ¹

18. Noun. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger. ¹

19. Noun. A sharp turn, ''especially'' a return on one's own tracks. ¹

20. Noun. (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract. ¹

21. Noun. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket. ¹

22. Noun. 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. ¹

23. Noun. (context: darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard. ¹

24. Noun. (context: darts) A hit on this ring. ¹

25. Noun. (dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides. ¹

26. Noun. (computing programming) Short form of double-precision floating-point number. ¹

27. Noun. (soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season. ¹

28. Noun. (sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game. ¹

29. Noun. (historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou. ¹

30. Noun. (historical Guernsey) A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny. ¹

31. Verb. To multiply by two ¹

32. Verb. To fold over so as to make two folds ¹

33. Verb. (baseball) To get a two-base hit ¹

34. Verb. (transitive) (sometimes followed by ''up'') To clench (a fist). ¹

35. Verb. (transitive) (often followed by ''together'' or ''up'') To join or couple. ¹

36. Verb. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy. ¹

37. Verb. (intransitive) To play two parts or serve two roles. ¹

38. Verb. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course. ¹

39. Verb. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point). ¹

40. Verb. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it. ¹

41. Verb. (context: music intransitive usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument). ¹

42. Verb. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract. ¹

43. Verb. (billiards snooker pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket. ¹

44. Verb. (intransitive) (''foll.'' by ''for'') To act as substitute. ¹

45. Verb. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed. ¹

46. Verb. (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size. ¹

47. Verb. (transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two. ¹

48. Noun. (fencing) A compound attack that deceives the opponent's attempted circular parry. ¹

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Definition of Double

1. to make twice as great [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

Medical Definition of Double

1. 1. 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. "Double six thousand, and then treble that." (Shak) 2. 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. "Then the old man Was wroth, and doubled up his hands." (Tennyson) 3. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. "Thus reenforced, against the adverse fleet, Still doubling ours, brave Rupert leads the way." (Dryden) 4. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. "Sailing along the coast, the doubled the promontory of Carthage." (Knolles) 5. To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. Origin: OE. Doblen, dublen, doublen, F. Doubler, fr. L. Duplare, fr. Duplus. See Double. 1. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like. "If the thief be found, let him pay double." (Ex. Xxii. 7) 2. Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet. 2); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred. 3. That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold. "Rolled up in sevenfold double Of plagues." (Marston) 4. A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice. "These men are too well acquainted with the chase to be flung off by any false steps or doubles." (Addison) 5. Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith. "My charming friend . . . Has, I am almost sure, a double, who preaches his afternoon sermons for him." (Atlantic Monthly) 6. A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute. 7. Double beer; strong beer. 8. 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. 9. A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles. 10. An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites. 1. Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc. "Let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me." (2 Kings II. 9) "Darkness and tempest make a double night." (Dryden) 2. Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled. "[Let] The swan, on still St. Mary's lake, Float double, swan and shadow." (Wordsworth) 3. Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere. "With a double heart do they speak." (Ps. Xii. 2) 4. 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. Double is often used as the first part of a compound word, generally denoting two ways, or twice the number, quantity, force, etc, twofold, or having two. Double base, or Double bass . Same as Double-quick. Double window, a window having two sets of glazed sashes with an air space between them. Origin: OE. Doble, duble, double, OF. Doble, duble, double, F. Double, fr. L. Duplus, fr. The root of duo two, and perh. That of plenus full; akin to Gr. Double. See Two, and Full, and cf. Diploma, Duple. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Double

douay bible
double (current term)
double-barreled shotgun
double-barrelled shotgun
double-bitted ax
double-bitted axe

Literary usage of Double

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

1. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1906)
"Some books are born great Others achieve greatness Others still have greatness thrust upon them double Trouble Is great in every way double divide your your ..."

2. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"Change places with singles aud double; then hover and imbrace: 2 singles syde, and hover: 2 singles, a double into your owne place agayne, then hover and ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"ANOTHER USE OF THE double-PLATE METHOD1 IN a study of the antagonism exhibited by i Manns, TF, "The Blade Blight of Oats; a Bacterial Disease,'' Ohio Agr. ..."

4. The Great Modern American Stories: An Anthology by William Dean Howells, Boni & Liveright (1920)
"Owing to the behavior of my double, or, if you please, to that public pressure which compelled me to employ him, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"21 April 1970 • double-Helical Polynucleotides: Immunochemical Recognition of Differing Conformations Abstract. Rabbit antibodies to double-helical RNA ..."

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