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Definitions of double

  1. 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.
  2. To make double; duplicate; repeat; fold; sail round or by. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To multiply by two: to fold. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To multiply by two; fold; pass round, as a cape. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. 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.
  6. To pass, march, or sail round. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To become twice the quantity; return on one's track. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To increase to twice the quantity: to wind in running. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. To become twice as great or many. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To turn and go back on the same track. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. 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
  23. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. 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
  30. A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. beer; strong beer. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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
  33. Twice the quantity; a duplicate; a turning back to escape pursuit. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. A fold or plait. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  35. Twice as much: a duplicate: one's wraith or apparition: a trick. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. Something that is twice as much. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A backward turn, as of a hunted fox; a trick. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. 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.
  39. In composition, two ways, or twice the number or quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. 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.
  41. to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. two together; "some people sleep better double" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  43. downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  44. Twice; doubly. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Twice over. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. Doubly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. 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.
  48. having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. 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
  51. hit a two-base hit Wordnet Dictionary DB
  52. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. 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
  56. Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. 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
  60. 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
  61. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. Webster Dictionary DB
  62. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Double beer; strong beer. Newage Dictionary DB
  65. A person or thing that closely resembles another. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. 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.
  67. 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.
  68. Twofold; in pairs; in-sincere. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  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. 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.
  73. 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.

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Usage examples for double

  1. I have told you all these things very shortly, because they were so dream- like to Dickie, and not at all real like the double life he had been leading. – Harding's luck by E. [Edith] Nesbit
  2. He gave her an account of the double inquest, and the result. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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