- a man's closefitting jacket with or without sleeves, worn chiefly from the 14th to the 16th cent.
- either of a pair of similar things
- a pair; couple
- [often pl.] a pair of thrown dice with identical sides uppermost
- a simulated gem produced by cementing together two smaller stones, crystals, or pieces of colored glass
- Linguis. either of two words that derive ultimately from the same source but by different processes (Ex.: regal, royal; skirt, shirt)
- Radio dipole (noun)
Origin of doubletMiddle English from OFr, diminutive of double, origin, originally , something folded, a kind of material: see double
- A close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the late 1300s to around 1650.
- a. A pair of similar or identical things.b. A member of such a pair.c. Physics A multiplet with two members.
- Linguistics One of two words derived from the same historical source by different routes of transmission, such as skirt from Scandinavian and shirt from English.
- An imitation gem composed of two parts, as of an inferior stone layered beneath a precious gem.
- doublets Games A throw of two dice in which the same number of dots appears on the upper face of each.
Origin of doubletMiddle English from Old French diminutive of double double ; see double .
- a man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
- a pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
- (linguistics) one of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or yard and garden in English).
- (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
- (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
- (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
- (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
- (computing) A word (rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes
- (botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii
- A word ladder puzzle.
- An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
- Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
- to throw doublets
- (uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.
From Old French doublet, from double + -et.