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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"
References in classic literature ?
Always does his time, his time-and-a-half and his double-time over time.
The deals one of the cost-savings features is the elimination of double-time pay except for on holidays.
But we will work on it, we will work on it double-time.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because they have a possible malfunctioning turn-signal indicator, which does not warn drivers through a double-time flash on the dashboard that a turn signal is not working.
They had been working double-time to get ready for expedited departure.
The chocolate maker's US owners Kraft have agreed to pay staff who worked on December 28 and January 3 double-time plus a day off in lieu following long-running negotiations with unions.
One of the kitchen gadgets doing double-time ever since we found it under the Christmas tree (thanks, Santa
EMPLOYEES in the bookmaking industry who are rewarded with double-time pay for working on a Sunday are becoming fewer, and Ladbrokes, one of the last of the major companies to make the concession, is understood to be reviewing the situation, writes Rodney Masters.
Highlight track: The double-time ``ABC Song'' is impossible to resist.
When he was hired by Jeff as executive director in 1975, the energy started to flow double-time.
OPERA star Bryn Terfel was celebrating last night after his latest album hit the charts double-time.