Definitions for double

Definitions for (noun) double

Main entry: double, two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser

Definition: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base

Usage: he hit a double to deep centerfield

Main entry: double, doubling

Definition: raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

Usage: I decided his double was a bluff

Main entry: double

Definition: a quantity that is twice as great as another

Usage: 36 is the double of 18

Main entry: double, look-alike, image

Definition: someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

Usage: he could be Gingrich's double; she's the very image of her mother

Main entry: double, stunt man, stunt woman

Definition: a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts

Usage: his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

Definitions for (verb) double

Main entry: double, duplicate

Definition: increase twofold

Usage: The population doubled within 50 years

Main entry: double

Definition: hit a two-base hit

Main entry: double

Definition: do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions

Usage: She doubles as his wife and secretary

Main entry: double, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate

Definition: make or do or perform again

Usage: He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

Main entry: double, double over, double up

Definition: bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

Usage: He doubled and vomited violently

Main entry: double

Definition: bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

Definitions for (adj) double

Main entry: double, forked

Definition: having two meanings with intent to deceive

Usage: a sly double meaning; spoke with forked tongue

Main entry: double

Definition: large enough for two

Usage: a double bed; a double room

Main entry: bivalent, double

Definition: used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

Main entry: double, doubled, two-fold, twofold

Definition: twice as great or many

Usage: ate a double portion; the dose is doubled; a twofold increase

Main entry: double, dual, duple

Definition: consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

Usage: 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

Main entry: dual, double, treble, two-fold, twofold, three-fold, threefold

Definition: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

Usage: 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

Main entry: double

Definition: used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements

Usage: double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical

Definitions for (adv) double

Main entry: double, doubly, twice

Definition: to double the degree

Usage: she was doubly rewarded; his eyes were double bright

Main entry: double

Definition: two together

Usage: some people sleep better double

Main entry: double

Definition: downward and forward

Usage: he was bent double with pain

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