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noun 
  1. Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
  2. A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes
Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.
  1. A drink with two portions of alcohol
On second thought, make that a .
  1. (baseball) A two-base hit
The catcher hit a to lead off the ninth.
  1. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgí¤nger.
  2. A sharp turn, esp. a return on one's own tracks.
  3. (Bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
  4. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
  5. A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
  6. (context, darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
  7. (context, darts) A hit on this ring.
verb (doubles, doubling, doubled)
  1. To multiply by two
The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.
  1. To fold over so as to make two folds
To make a pleat, the material at the waist.
  1. (baseball) To get a two-base hit
The batter doubled into the corner.
  1. (transitive) (sometimes foll. by up) To clench (a fist).
  2. (transitive) (often foll. by together or up) To join or couple.
  3. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.
  4. (intransitive) To play two parts or serve two roles.
  5. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
  6. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
  7. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
  8. (context, music, intransitive, usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
  9. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
  10. (context, sports, billiards, snooker, pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
  11. (intransitive) (foll. by for) To act as substitute.
  12. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
adjective 
  1. Made up of two matching or complementary elements
The closet has doors.
  1. Twice the quantity
Give me a serving of mashed potatoes.
  1. Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family
He's my cousin as my mother's sister married my father's brother.
  1. Designed for two users.
a room
  1. Folded in two; composed of two layers.
  2. stooping, Stooping; bent over.
  3. Having two aspects; ambiguous.
a meaning
  1. False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
a life
  1. Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
  2. (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.
a bass
  1. (music) Of time, twice as fast.
adverb 
  1. Twice over; twofold.
  2. Two together; two at a time. (esp. in see double)
Etymology: 13th Century. From French, double, from Latin duplus: twofold, from duo two -plus -fold.


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