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Definitions of double

  1.   make or do or perform again; " He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
  2.   A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
  3.   A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
  4.   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.
  5.   To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
  6.   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.
  7.   That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
  8.   Among compositors, a doublet ( see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
  9.   Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
  10.   A backward turn, as of a hunted fox; a trick.
  11.   Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
  12.   To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
  13.   To fold together; with up, over, etc.
  14.   Twofold; hence, ambiguous or deceitful.
  15.   To increase to twice the quantity: to wind in running.
  16.   Twice over.
  17.   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"
  18.   Twice as much; a fold; the same quantity or length repeated; a turn in running; a trick.
  19.   To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
  20.   downward and forward; " he was bent double with pain"
  21.   A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
  22.   Doubly.
  23.   a stand- in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; " his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
  24.   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.
  25.   To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
  26.   Twofold: twice as much: two of a sort together: in pairs: acting two parts, insincere.
  27.   someone who closely resembles a famous person ( especially an actor); " he could be Gingrich's double"; " she's the very image of her mother"
  28.   do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; " She doubles as his wife and secretary"
  29.   a quantity that is twice as great as another; " 36 is the double of 18"
  30.   hit a two- base hit
  31.   to double the degree; " she was doubly rewarded"; " his eyes were double bright"
  32.   Twice as much: a duplicate: one's wraith or apparition: a trick.
  33.   Twice as much; double- quick; a turn in running to escape pursuers; an artifice to deceive; a duplicate; matter set up twice.
  34.   A person or thing that closely resembles another.
  35.   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.
  36.   To pass, march, or sail round.
  37.   Twofold; in pairs; in- sincere.
  38.   A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; ( Obs.) transcript; - now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.
  39.   To fold; to increase by adding an equal sum or quantity.
  40.   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.
  41.   To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
  42.   Being in pairs; coupled.
  43.   used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  44.   Something that is twice as much.
  45.   having two meanings with intent to deceive; " a sly double meaning"; " spoke with forked tongue"
  46.   Twofold; being in pairs; being twice as much; deceitful; insincere; folded over.
  47.   beer; strong beer.
  48.   Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
  49.   In composition, two ways, or twice the number or quantity.
  50.   increase twofold; " The population doubled within 50 years"
  51.   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.
  52.   To multiply by two; fold; pass round, as a cape.
  53.   A fold or plait.
  54.   To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
  55.   Double beer; strong beer.
  56.   bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; " He doubled and vomited violently"
  57.   Twice; doubly.
  58.   Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
  59.   raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; " I decided his double was a bluff"
  60.   To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
  61.   To repeat.
  62.   Twice the quantity; a duplicate; a turning back to escape pursuit.
  63.   Twice as large, much, strong, heavy, or many.
  64.   bridge: make a demand for ( a card or suit)
  65.   To become twice the quantity; return on one's track.
  66.   Twice as much; twofold; being in pairs; deceitful; acting two parts, that is, two lines of conduct, open and secret.
  67.   large enough for two; " a double bed"; " a double room"
  68.   To make double; duplicate; repeat; fold; sail round or by.
  69.   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"
  70.   To turn and go back on the same track.
  71.   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
  72.   To make or be twice as many or twice as great.
  73.   Twofold; two of a sort together; in pairs; twice as much; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret.
  74.   twice as great or many; " ate a double portion"; " the dose is doubled"; " a twofold increase"
  75.   ( genetics) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  76.   An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
  77.   two together; " some people sleep better double"
  78.   To become twice as great or many.
  79.   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.
  80.   a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; " he hit a double to deep centerfield"
  81.   To multiply by two: to fold.
  82.   Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.

Quotes of double

  1. Pairs skating and singles are two different things. Although some skaters have achieved this successfully, it is a very difficult transition. You're looking at double work. – Oksana Baiul
  2. King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure. – Andrew Coyle Bradley
  3. Whoever invented double clicking should be shot in the head! Twice! – Craig Bruce
  4. You dirty, double -crossing rat. – James Cagney
  5. The obsession with suicide is characteristic of the man who can neither live nor die, and whose attention never swerves from this double impossibility. – Emile M. Cioran
  6. But the Danzig unreleased stuff will be either a single or a double CD. – Glenn Danzig
  7. I have no physical courage, I've asked for a double – Catherine Deneuve
  8. Arafat contradicts himself every five minutes. He always plays the double -cross, lies even if you ask him what time it is. – Oriana Fallaci
  9. Since 1957, black people have experienced double -digit unemployment- in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row. – Danny Glover
  10. What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed. – Whitey Herzog
  11. The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. – Kin Hubbard
  12. 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
  13. The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years. – David Ogilvy
  14. In our monogamous part of the world, to marry means to halve one's rights and double one's duties. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  15. A gift in season is a double favor to the needy. – Publilius Syrus

Usage examples for double

  1. “ I am not ashamed to say that I double locked the hall door when I went in. ” – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. “ Cochet- Cochet, 1894. Double white. ” – Roses and Rose Growing by Rose Georgina Kingsley
  3. There has been a double error." ” – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  4. Then we can have a double wedding. ” – Mr. Pim Passes By by Alan Alexander Milne
  5. He believed that he had once known a number of things that he no longer knew, and that he had not always been so weak in his double letters as he presently found himself. ” – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  6. 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 by William Guthrie
  7. “ I didn't think about double crossin' you. ” – The Untamed by Max Brand
  8. The answer was, for a double reason. ” – The Virgin of the Sun by H. R. Haggard
  9. Others there are, no doubt, who were also possest of this double gift. ” – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  10. “ " You might give her double that amount," said I, " for it is worth three thousand ducats." ” – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. When Tom gets under way in earnest, his middle name, as you may have observed, is Double Speed-- and then a bit more. ” – The High School Boys' Fishing Trip by H. Irving Hancock
  12. They don't know I have a double and they can't possibly suspect. ” – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  13. “ " Seems as though that double were all right," he said. ” – An Amiable Charlatan by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  14. “ 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
  15. He was not of double heart. ” – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  16. “ I seem to even think double – The Tinder-Box by Maria Thompson Daviess
  17. I'm gwine in dat town, an' ef any w'ite man 'sturbs me, dere'll be trouble,- dere'll be double trouble,- I feels it in my bones! ” – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  18. He gave her an account of the double inquest, and the result. ” – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. This double point of view brought the men very close together. ” – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  20. Activities double on themselves and tangle themselves up in other activities until each activity becomes a mystery to itself. ” – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht

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