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double time

1. A marching pace of 180 three-foot steps per minute.
2. A rate of pay, as for overtime work, that is twice the regular rate.

dou′ble-time v.

double time

1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a doubled wage rate, paid for working on public holidays, etc
2. (Music, other) music
a. a time twice as fast as an earlier section
b. two beats per bar
3. a slow running pace, keeping in step
4. (Military) army US a fast march of 180 paces to the minute
to move or cause to move in double time

dou′ble time`

1. a marching cadence of l80 paces per minute.
2. a rate of overtime pay twice the regular wage rate.


v.i. -timed, -tim•ing.
to move in double time.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.double time - a fast marching pace (180 steps/min) or slow jog
gait, pace - the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
2.double time - a doubled wage (for working overtime)
pay, remuneration, salary, wage, earnings - something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings"
Adv.1.double time - at a faster speed; "now let's play the piece again double-quick"
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