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  1. (genetics) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. two together; "some people sleep better double" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. hit a two-base hit Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Twice; doubly. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. Double beer; strong beer. Newage Dictionary DB
  44. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A person or thing that closely resembles another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. beer; strong beer. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (Obs.) transcript; - now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. Twofold; being in pairs; being twice as much; deceitful; insincere; folded over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  51. Twice the quantity; a duplicate; a turning back to escape pursuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  52. To make double; duplicate; repeat; fold; sail round or by. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  53. To become twice the quantity; return on one's track. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  54. Twice over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  55. Doubly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  56. A fold or plait. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  57. Twofold: twice as much: two of a sort together: in pairs: acting two parts, insincere. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  58. To multiply by two: to fold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  59. To increase to twice the quantity: to wind in running. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  60. Twice as much: a duplicate: one's wraith or apparition: a trick. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  61. To multiply by two; fold; pass round, as a cape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  62. Twofold; in pairs; in-sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  63. To repeat. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. To make or be twice as many or twice as great. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. To fold together; with up, over, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. To pass, march, or sail round. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. To become twice as great or many. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. To turn and go back on the same track. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. Being in pairs; coupled. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. Twice as large, much, strong, heavy, or many. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  71. Twofold; hence, ambiguous or deceitful. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  72. Something that is twice as much. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  73. A backward turn, as of a hunted fox; a trick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  74. Twofold; two of a sort together; in pairs; twice as much; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  75. Twice. To double upon, to enclose between two fires. To double and twist, to add one thread to another and twist them together. Double-octave, an interval composed of fifteen notes in diatonic progression, and which for that reason is called a fifteenth. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  76. Twice as much; double-quick; a turn in running to escape pursuers; an artifice to deceive; a duplicate; matter set up twice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  77. To fold; to multiply by two; to contain twice as much or as many; to repeat; to add one to another in the same order; to sail round, as a cape, so that the cape shall be between a ship and her former situation; to unite two ranks or files in one. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  78. To increase by twice the number, amount, &c., as to enlarge a wager to twice the sum laid; to turn back or wind in running, as a hare; to play tricks; to use sleights; to set up the same matter twice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  79. In composition, two ways, or twice the number or quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  80. Twice as much; twofold; being in pairs; deceitful; acting two parts, that is, two lines of conduct, open and secret. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  81. To fold; to increase by adding an equal sum or quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  82. Twice as much; a fold; the same quantity or length repeated; a turn in running; a trick. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  83. dub'l, 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. [O. Fr. doble--L. duplus--duo, two, and plus, akin to plenus, full.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  84. dub'l, v.t. to multiply by two, to be the double of: to fold: to repeat: to clench: to pass round or by.--v.i. to increase to twice the quantity: to turn sharply back on one's course in running.--n. twice as much: a duplicate: an actor's substitute: a quick pace (short for double-quick): one's wraith or apparition: one's exact counterpart: a trick: (eccles.) a feast on which the antiphon is said both before and after the psalms.--adjs. DOUB'LE-ACT'ING, applying power in two directions: producing a double result; DOU'BLE-BANKED, having two men at each oar, or having two tiers of oars one above the other, as in ancient galleys; DOUB'LE-BARR'ELLED, having two barrels.--n. DOUB'LE-BASS, the lowest-toned instrument of violin form.--adjs. DOUB'LE-BIT'ING, cutting on either side; DOUB'LE-BREAST'ED, of a coat having two breasts, one to be folded over the other.--ns. DOUB'LE-CHARGE, to charge with a double measure; DOUB'LE-DEAL'ER, a deceitful person; DOUB'LE-DEAL'ING, duplicity.--adj. DOUB'LE-DECKED, having two decks above water-line.--n. DOUB'LE-DECK'ER, a double-decked frigate.--adj. DOUB'LE-DYED, twice dyed: deeply imbued (as a double-dyed villain).--n. DOUB'LE-EA'GLE (U.S.), a gold coin worth $20, or £4, 2s. 2d.: the heraldic representation of an eagle with two heads, as in the arms of Russia and Austria.--adj. DOUB'LE-EDGED, having two edges: cutting or working both ways.--ns. DOUB'LE-END'ER, anything having two ends alike: a cross-cut sawing machine, with two adjustable circular saws, for sawing both ends of timber; DOUB'LE-EN'TRY (book-k.), a method by which two entries are made of each transaction.--adjs. DOUB'LE-EYED, having a deceitful countenance; DOUB'LE-FACED, hypocritical, false.--ns. DOUB'LE-F[=A]'CEDNESS; DOUB'LE-FIRST, at Oxford, a degree with first-class honours in mathematics and classics: one who takes such a degree.--adj. DOUB'LE-FLOW'ERED, having double flowers, as a plant.--v.t. DOUB'LE-GILD, to gild with double coatings of gold: to gloze over.--n. DOUB'LE-GLOS'TER, Gloucestershire cheese of extra richness.--adjs. DOUB'LE-HAND'ED, having two hands, two-handled; DOUB'LE-HEAD'ED, having two heads; DOUB'LE-HEART'ED, treacherous; DOUB'LE-HUNG, suspended, as a window-sash, so as to move either upward or downward; DOUB'LE-LOCKED, locked with two locks or bolts: locked by two turns of the key, as in very few locks but many novels; DOUB'LE-MANNED, furnished with twice the complement of men; DOUB'LE-MEAN'ING, deceitful; DOUB'LE-MIND'ED, undetermined, wavering.--n. DOUB'LE-MIND'EDNESS.--adj. DOUB'LE-N[=A]'TURED, having a twofold nature.--n. DOUB'LENESS, the state of being double: duplicity.--adj. and adv. DOUB'LE-QUICK, the pace next a run.--n. the double-quick pace.--v.t. DOUB'LE-SHADE (Milt.), to double the natural darkness.--adj. DOUB'LE-SHOT'TED, of cannon, with two shots in them.--ns. DOUB'LE-SHUFF'LE (see SHUFFLE); DOUB'LE-STOP'PING, playing on two stopped strings of a violin at once; DOUB'LE-STOUT, extra strong stout or porter.--adj. DOUB'LE-TONGUED, deceitful.--n. DOUB'LING, the act of making double: a turning back in running: a trick: a plait or fold.--adj. shifting, manoeuvring. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  85. Ingluvies. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  86. 1. Adj.; consisting of two members, things, layers, &c., forming a pair, twofold; folded, bent, stooping much; with some part d. (d. axe, with two edges, eagle, with two heads); (of flowers) with petals multiplied by conversion of stamens &c.; having twofold relation, dual, ambiguous (d. meaning =Double Entendre); twice as much or many (of, or, with prep. omitted, seeming to govern following wd); of twofold or extra size, strength, value, &c. (d. ale, d. florin); (Mus.) lower in pitch by an octave (d. bassoon &c.); (Mil.) d. time (also formerly, & still in general use, d.-quick time), regulation running pace; deceitful, hypocritical; d. Entry; d. first, (person who has taken) first-class University honours in two subjects; d. star, two stars so close as to seem one, esp. when forming connected pair; work d. TIDES; hence doubleness n., doubly adv. 2. Adv.: to twice the amount &c. (d. as bright; see d., two things when there is only one, esp. of drunken man); two together (ride d., two on horse; sleep d., two in bed). 3. Double-, a. or adv., is freely used in new or obvious compounds, as well as in the following: d.-acting, in two ways, directions, &c., esp. of engine in which steam acts on both sides of piston; d.-barrel, =d.-barrelled, or d.-barrelled gun; d.-barrelled, with two barrels (also fig. =ambiguous, of compliment &c.; & of compound surname); d.-bass, deepest-toned instrument of violin kind; d.-bedded, with two beds or double bed; d.-bitt v.t. (naut.). pass (cable) twice round bitts or round two pairs of bitts; d.-breasted of coat or waistcoat, made to button on either side; d.-dealer, -ling n. & a., deceiver, deceit (ful); d.-dyed usu. fig., deeply stained with guilt (d.d. scoundrel); d.-edged, with two cutting edges. (of argument, sarcasm, &c.) telling against as well as for one; d.-faced, insincere; d.-ganger (-ng-), wraith[f. German doppel-ganger double-goer]; d.-leaded (-led-), of printed matter with wide spaces between lines to draw attention; d.-lock v.t., turn key of (some locks) twice; d.-quick, (see d. time above; also) adv., very quickly; d.-reef v.t. (naut.), contract spread of (sail) by two reefs; d.-refine, refine twice over. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  87. D. quantity, twice as much or many (d. or quits, game, throw, toss, deciding whether person shall pay twice his loss or debt or nothing); counterpart of thing or person; wraith; (Mil.) at the d., running; score (short whist) of five to less than three, (long whist) of ten to nothing, (stake being doubled); (Lawn-tennis &c.) game between two pairs; Guernsey copper coin, 1/8 d.; sharp turn of hunted animal, or of river. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  88. Make d., increase or multiply (t. & i.) by two; amount to twice as much as; (Mus.) add same note in higher or lower octave to; (of actor) d. part (s), play two in same piece; (Mil.) move in d. time, run; put (passenger &c.) in same quarters with another (also d. up); bend, turn, (paper, cloth) over upon itself (often up); d. up, bend one\'s body into stooping or curled-up position, cause (another) to do this by blow, (of paper, leaf, &c.) become folded; clench (fist); (Billiards) rebound. make to rebound; (Naut.) get round (headland); turn sharply in flight, pursue tortuous course. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  89. adv. Twice; twofold. Cabinet Dictionary
  90. n. Twice as much;—that which is doubled over or together; a plait; a fold;—a turn in running to escape pursuers; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice;—a counterpart. Cabinet Dictionary
  91. Two of a sort, one corresponding to the other; twice as much, containing the lame quantity repeated; twofold, of two kinds; two in number; having twice the effect or influence; deceitful, aching two parts. Complete Dictionary
  92. Twice the quantity or number; strong beer of twice the common strength; a trick, a shift, an artifice. Complete Dictionary

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