Double meaning

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Something increased twofold.
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To be twice as much as.

Doubled the score of his opponent.

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In two.

Bent double.

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Twice as much in size, strength, number, or amount.

A double dose.

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Composed of two like parts.

Double doors.

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To duplicate; repeat.
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Composed of two unlike parts; dual.

A double meaning; a double role for an actor.

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Accommodating or designed for two.

A double bed; a double room.

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Characterized by duplicity; deceitful.

Speak with a double tongue.

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Having many more than the usual number of petals, usually in a crowded or an overlapping arrangement.

A double chrysanthemum.

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One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.
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An apparition; a wraith.
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A hit enabling the batter to reach second base.
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To make twice as great.
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To fold in two.
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To clench (one's fist).
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To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.
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To challenge (an opponent's bid) with a double in bridge.
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To duplicate (another part or voice) an octave higher or lower or in unison.
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To sail around.

Double a cape.

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To be increased twofold.

The debt soon doubled.

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To turn sharply or all the way around; reverse one's course.

Had to double back to touch the missed base.

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To serve in an additional capacity.

A frying pan that doubles as a pie tin; a conductor who doubles as a pianist.

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To replace an actor in the actor's absence or in a certain scene.
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To hit a double.
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To announce a double in bridge.
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To twice the amount or extent; doubly.

Paid double for the customized car.

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Two together; in pairs.

Sleeping double.

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Two combined; twofold; duplex.
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Having two layers; folded in two.
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Being of two kinds; dual.

A double standard.

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Having two meanings; ambiguous.
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Twice as much, as many, as large, etc.

Pay double fare.

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Of extra size, value, strength, or quantity.
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Designed or made for two.

A double bed.

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Characterized by duplicity; two-faced; deceiving.

Leading a double life.

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Having a tone an octave lower.

Double bass.

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Having more than one set of petals.
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To twice the extent or degree; twofold.
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Two together; in or by pairs.

To ride double.

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Anything twice as much, as many, or as large as normal.
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A person or thing looking very much like another; duplicate; counterpart.
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A substitute actor or singer.
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A stand-in or substitute, as in films.
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A fold; second ply.
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A sharp turn or shift of direction.
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An evasive trick.
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A game of tennis, handball, etc. with two players on each side.
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A hit on which the batter reaches second base.
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The doubling of an opponent's bid.
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To make double; make twice as much or as many; multiply by two.
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To fold so as to add another ply to.

Double the bandage.

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To repeat or duplicate.
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To be the double of.
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To increase the point value or penalty of (an opponent's bid) by saying “double” when it is one's turn to bid.
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To supply the upper or lower octave to (another part or voice)

Double the tenor in brass.

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To sail around.

They doubled Cape Horn.

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To become double; increase twofold.
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To bend or turn sharply back in the direction from which one came.

The animal doubled back on its tracks.

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To serve as a double.
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To serve an additional purpose.
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To double-date.
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To hit a double.
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To play one or more instruments in addition to one's principal instrument.
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Made up of two matching or complementary elements.

The closet has double doors.

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Twice the quantity.

Give me a double serving of mashed potatoes.

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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.

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Designed for two users.

A double room.

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Folded in two; composed of two layers.
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Stooping; bent over.
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Having two aspects; ambiguous.

A double meaning.

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False, deceitful, or hypocritical.

A double life.

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Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
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(music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.

A double bass.

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(music) Of time, twice as fast.
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Twice over; twofold.
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Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)
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Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
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A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes.

Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.

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A drink with two portions of alcohol.

On second thought, make that a double.

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(baseball) A two-base hit.

The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.

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A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
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A sharp turn, especially a return on one's own tracks.
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(bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
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(billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
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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.
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(darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
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(darts) A hit on this ring.
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(dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides.
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(computing, programming) A double-precision floating-point number.

The sin function returns a double.

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(soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.
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(sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game.
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(historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou.
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(historical, Guernsey) A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny.
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(music) Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately.
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To multiply by two.

The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.

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To fold over so as to make two folds.

To make a pleat, double the material at the waist.

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To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
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(intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.

Our earnings have doubled in the last year.

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(baseball) To get a two-base hit.

The batter doubled into the corner.

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(sometimes followed by up) To clench (a fist).
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(often followed by together or up) To join or couple.
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To repeat exactly; copy.
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(intransitive) To play two parts or serve two roles.

A spork is a kind of fork that doubles as a spoon.

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(intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
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(nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
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(music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
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(music, intransitive, usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
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(bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
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(billiards, snooker, pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
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(intransitive) (followed by for) To act as substitute.
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(intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
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To multiply the strength or effect of by two.

Sorry, this store does not double coupons.

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(military) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
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Double means something multiplied by two or something that looks or acts much like another.

An example of a double is a person who performs stunts for someone else in a movie.

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Double is defined as to make twice as much or to fold in half.

An example of to double is to cut one piece of pizza into two.

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The definition of double is twice as much or made of two parts.

An example of something double is four cookies as opposed to two.

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A form of a game, such as tennis or handball, having two players on each side.
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  • Immediately.
  • In double time.
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double down
  • To double one's original bet, investment, etc. so as to recover a past loss in addition to winning an amount equal to that loss.
  • To improve one's chances of success, as by intensifying one's efforts.
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double one's fist
  • To clench one's hand to form a fist.
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double in brass
  • To do or be capable of doing something additional to one's specialty.
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double up
  • To bend over, as in laughter or pain.
  • To share a room, etc. with someone.
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on the double
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of double

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin duplus dwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 13th Century. From Old French doble, double, from Latin duplus (“twofold”).

    From Wiktionary