[ US /ˈdəbəɫ/ ]
[ UK /dˈʌbə‍l/ ]
  1. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    He doubled and vomited violently
  2. make or do or perform again
    He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick
  3. increase twofold
    The population doubled within 50 years
  4. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
    She doubles as his wife and secretary
  5. hit a two-base hit
  6. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
  1. having two meanings with intent to deceive
    spoke with forked tongue
    a sly double meaning
  2. twice as great or many
    the dose is doubled
    ate a double portion
    a twofold increase
  3. large enough for two
    a double bed
    a double room
  4. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  5. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
    the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
    a double (or dual) role for an actor
    every episode has its double and treble meaning
  6. consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    an egg with a double yolk
    double doors
    a double (binary) star
    dual controls for pilot and copilot
    duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
  7. 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
  1. to double the degree
    she was doubly rewarded
    his eyes were double bright
  2. downward and forward
    he was bent double with pain
  3. two together
    some people sleep better double
  1. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    I decided his double was a bluff
  2. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    he could be Gingrich's double
    she's the very image of her mother
  3. a quantity that is twice as great as another
    36 is the double of 18
  4. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    he hit a double to deep centerfield
  5. a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable
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How To Use double In A Sentence

  • Several selections contain strings of double notes, primarily thirds and sixths.
  • Rose doubled over when Facer walked in wearing his funny clothes.
  • The double nosewheel straddled the slots in the deck where the shuttle ran. THE SHADOWS OF POWER
  • A short fellow with a refined bearing, Gavaskar consistently got hundreds and double-hundreds against top-class bowling.
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • The figure is expected to double with legal costs and more court battles. The Sun
  • A Dry Cappuccino is a double shot of espresso with little or no steamed milk, but frothed milk on top.
  • Their risk of dying in childbirth is doubled and of having stillborn babies trebled, and other physical, sexual, and relationship problems are common.
  • By having a strapping man say Katherina's words, it is not real and not naturalistic, so it gives the audience a jolt and makes the play double edged.
  • Oklahoma had an extra blocker ‘chip’ Wright and then move on to another defender more often than they double-teamed him outright.
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