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