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dou·ble

 (dŭb′əl)
adj.
1. Twice as much in size, strength, number, or amount: a double dose.
2. Composed of two like parts: double doors.
3. Composed of two unlike parts; dual: a double meaning; a double role for an actor.
4. Accommodating or designed for two: a double bed; a double room.
5. Characterized by duplicity; deceitful: speak with a double tongue.
6. Botany Having many more than the usual number of petals, usually in a crowded or an overlapping arrangement: a double chrysanthemum.
n.
1. Something increased twofold.
2. One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.
3.
a. Something having two identifiable or prominent parts or members.
b. Something capable of carrying, moving, or holding two people or things, as a mattress.
4.
a. An actor's understudy.
b. An actor who takes the place of another actor in scenes requiring special skills or preparations: a stunt double; a body double.
5. An apparition; a wraith.
6.
a. A sharp turn in a direction of movement; a reversal.
b. A sharp, often devious change in position or argument; a shift.
7. doubles Sports A form of a game, such as tennis or handball, having two players on each side.
8. Baseball A hit enabling the batter to reach second base. Also called two-bagger, two-base hit.
9. Games
a. A bid in bridge indicating strength to one's partner; a request for a bid.
b. A bid doubling one's opponent's bid in bridge, thus increasing the penalty for failure to fulfill the contract.
c. A hand justifying such a bid.
v. dou·bled, dou·bling, dou·bles
v.tr.
1. To make twice as great.
2. To be twice as much as: doubled the score of his opponent.
3. To fold in two.
4. To clench (one's fist).
5. To duplicate; repeat.
6. To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.
7. Baseball
a. To cause the scoring of (a run) by hitting a double.
b. To advance or score (a runner) by hitting a double.
c. To put out (a runner) as the second part of a double play.
8. Games To challenge (an opponent's bid) with a double in bridge.
9. Music To duplicate (another part or voice) an octave higher or lower or in unison.
10. Nautical To sail around: double a cape.
v.intr.
1. To be increased twofold: The debt soon doubled.
2. To turn sharply or all the way around; reverse one's course: had to double back to touch the missed base.
3. To serve in an additional capacity: a frying pan that doubles as a pie tin; a conductor who doubles as a pianist.
4. To replace an actor in the actor's absence or in a certain scene.
5. Baseball To hit a double.
6. Games To announce a double in bridge.
adv.
1. To twice the amount or extent; doubly: paid double for the customized car.
2. Two together; in pairs: sleeping double.
3. In two: bent double.
Phrasal Verb:
double up
1. To bend suddenly, as in pain or laughter.
2. To share accommodations meant for one person.
Idiom:
on/at the double
1. Immediately.
2. In double time.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin duplus; see dwo- in Indo-European roots.]

dou′ble·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.doubled - twice as great or manydoubled - twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"
References in classic literature ?
SOCRATES: But does not this line become doubled if we add another such line here?
The silk was doubled, at the upper extremity of the oval, where most of the strain would come.
But Engineer Carty, by a happy thought, DOUBLED THE WIRE, and thus in a moment established two new factors in the telephone business--the Metallic Circuit and the Long Distance line.
He would double the quirt in his hand and, the instant of the whirl, that doubled quirt would rap Bob on the nose.