# Spell Check of double

Correct spelling: double

### Definition of double:

1. A fold or plait.
2. Twofold; two of a sort together; in pairs; twice as much; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret.
3. 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.
4. Twice as much; double- quick; a turn in running to escape pursuers; an artifice to deceive; a duplicate; matter set up twice.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. In composition, two ways, or twice the number or quantity.

### Google Ngram Viewer results for double:

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### Examples of usage for double:

1. We just gave them an allowance sufficient to support them through the week; but if we had given them more, or given them what they wanted, they would have taken double the quantity. "Second Shetland Truck System Report" , William Guthrie.
2. Although they had been double the price of what they were anywhere else, we had no other way of doing. "Second Shetland Truck System Report" , William Guthrie.

### Quotes for double:

1. One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never! - Winston Churchill
2. It is a double pleasure to deceive the deceiver. - Jean de La Fontaine
3. We could live at the present day without a Plato, but a double number of Newtons is required to discover the secrets of nature, and to bring life into harmony with the laws of nature. - Dmitri Mendeleev
4. There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings. - Rob Simmons
5. Think of the earth as a living organism that is being attacked by billions of bacteria whose numbers double every forty years. Either the host dies, or the virus dies, or both die. - Gore Vidal

### Rhymes for double:

1. bubble, hubbell, hubble, rubble, stubble, trouble.
2. redouble.

### Idioms for double:

1. do the double over sb
2. on the double
3. do double duty
4. double up ( with sm)
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