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  Definition of Double
  1. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"
  2. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
  3. a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18"
  4. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich''s double"; "she''s the very image of her mother"
  5. a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
  6. increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
  7. hit a two-base hit
  8. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
  9. make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
  10. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently"
  11. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
  12. having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue"
  13. large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room"
  14. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  15. twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
  16. 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 me
  17. 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"-Frederic
  18. 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"
  19. to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"
  20. two together; "some people sleep better double"
  21. downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain"
Similar Words: two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser, doubling, image, look-alike, stunt man, stunt woman, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, double over, double up, forked, bivalent, doubled, twofold, dual, duple, treble, threefold, doubly, twice


See Also: parlay, double up


Hyponyms: line-drive double, line double, ringer, dead ringer, clone, redouble, geminate, replicate, copy, recapitulate, reduplicate


Pertainyms: doubled, twofold


Attributes: valence, valency


Part Meronyms: card game, cards


Derivational Morphology: duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate, doubling, two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser, replication, replica, reproduction, repetition, repeating, recidivist, repeater, habitual criminal


Language Translations:
Chinese: 双重的   Finnish: kaksois-  
German: doppelt   Ido: duopla  
Italian: doppio   Latin: duplex  
Polish: podwójny   Portuguese: duplo  
Russian: двойной   Spanish: doble  
Swedish: dubbel   Telugu: రెట్టింపు  
Turkish: çift  
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