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Definition of Double

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twofold; in pairs, two together
composed of two parts or items; twofold; coupled, paired; folded
multiply by two, increase twofold; be multiplied by two; bend, fold; play the part of a double in a play or film
twofold amount; stunt actor, stand-in; sharp turn
Double Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.
To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
Twice; doubly.
A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.
A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
Double beer; strong beer.
Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
(v. i.)
To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
(v. i.)
To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
(v. i.)
To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
(v. i.)
To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\dou"ble\ (?), n. a person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (obs.) transcript; -- now chiefly used of persons. hence, a wraith. my charming friend has, i am almost sure, a double, who preaches his afternoon sermons for him. e. hale.
\dou"ble\ (?), a. [oe. doble, duble, double, of. doble, duble, double, f. double, fr. l. duplus, fr. the root of duo two, and perh. that of plenus full; akin to gr. &?; double. see two, and full, and cf. diploma, duple.]
1. twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc. let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me. -- 2 kings ii. 9. darkness and tempest make a double night.
2. being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled. [let] the swan, on still st. mary's lake, float double, swan and shadow.
3. divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere. with a double heart do they speak. -- ps. xii. 2.
4. (bot.) having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. the white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
note: double is often used as the first part of a compound word, generally denoting two ways, or twice the number, quantity, force, etc., twofold, or having two.
base, or
bass (mus.), the largest and lowest-toned instrument in the violin form; the contrabasso or violone.
convex. see under convex.
counterpoint (mus.), that species of counterpoint or composition, in which two of the parts may be inverted, by setting one of them an octave higher or lower.
court (lawn tennis), a court laid out for four players, two on each side.
dagger (print.), a reference mark (‡) next to the dagger (†) in order; a diesis.
drum (mus.), a large drum that is beaten at both ends.
eagle, a gold coin of the united states having the value of 20 dollars.
entry. see under bookkeeping.
floor (arch.), a floor in which binding joists support flooring joists above and ceiling joists below. see illust. of double-framed floor.
flower. see double, a., 4.

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The Phrase Finder
The word Dutch comes up often in English in pejorative contexts - 'Dutch courage', I'm a Dutchman', etc. Like many nations the English have no great affection for their near neighbours.
A double blow or setback.
Originated with the Li'l Abner cartoon strip in the US. At that time it referred to an intense stare which had a withering effect on its victims. Contemporary spread of the use of this came from the UK Conservative Party's 1992 election campaign.
From Shakespeare's Macbeth
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English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Adwnio = v. to double stich
Darblygu = v. to double over
Deublyg = a. double
Dwbl = a. twofold, double
Dyblyg = n. a double, a fold, a. double folded
Dyblygu = v. to double, to fold
Goblyg = n. a half double
Gwythbanu = v. to double mill
Mwys = n. what comprehends; what has double meaning, a pun; a hamper, five score of herrings: a. ambiguous; witty; elegant
Plyg = n. a double, a fold
Plygu = v. to double, to fold
Tagell = n. barb; a double chin; dew-lap; a wattle
Australian Slang
carry or convey a second person on a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle
totally up himself
specific grammar structure: this linguistic feature is common in colloquial speech and rarely seen in print when not reported speech
unfortunate occurrence which happens in two stages or is made up of two clearly defined negative elements or events
carry or convey a second person on a horse, bicycle, or motorcycle
1. carry or convey a second person on a horse, bicycle or motorcycle; 2. such a ride
1. double-headed coin; 2. two attractions, events, etc., featured on the one program, day, etc.
WordNet 2.0

1. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"
(synonym) two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser
(hypernym) base hit, safety, bingle
(hyponym) line-drive double, line double
2. a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
(synonym) stunt man, stunt woman
(hypernym) stand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-in
3. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother"
(synonym) image, look-alike
(hypernym) person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, human, soul
(hyponym) ringer, dead ringer, clone
4. a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18"
(hypernym) multiple
(derivation) duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
5. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
(synonym) doubling
(hypernym) raise
(part-holonym) card game, cards

1. increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
(synonym) duplicate
(hypernym) multiply, manifold
(hyponym) redouble
(see-also) parlay, double up
2. hit a two-base hit
(hypernym) hit
(derivation) two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser
(classification) baseball, baseball game, ball
3. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently"
(synonym) double over, double up
(hypernym) bend, flex
4. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
(hypernym) function, work, operate, go, run
5. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
(hypernym) bid, call
(derivation) doubling
6. make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"
(synonym) duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
(hypernym) reproduce
(hyponym) replicate, copy

1. 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"-Frederick Harrison
(synonym) dual, twofold, treble, threefold
(similar) multiple
2. 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 measure"
(synonym) dual, duple
(similar) multiple
3. twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase"
(synonym) doubled, twofold
(similar) multiple
4. 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"
(antonym) single
(classification) botany, phytology
5. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
(synonym) bivalent
(attribute) valence, valency
(classification) genetics, genetic science
6. large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room"
(similar) large, big
7. having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue"
(synonym) forked
(similar) equivocal, ambiguous

1. downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain"
2. two together; "some people sleep better double"
3. to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright"
(synonym) doubly, twice
Double Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
BTS Transportation Expressions
The maneuver whereby a towboat with barges in tow must break the tow and push half of it into the lock chamber, lock that part through, and then enter the remaining barges with the towboat. In other words, two distinct lockage must be made to pass the entire tow of barges and towboat. Also called "double lockage." (TNDOT1)
(See also Rocky Mountain Double; Turnpike Double) A combination of two trailers pulled by a power unit. Usually refers to a power unit pulling two 28 foot trailers. (ATA2)
By the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Glossary of petroleum Industry
a length of drill pipe, casing, or tubing, consisting of two joints screwed together. Compare thribble and fourble.
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Double Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Fear of double vision
Double Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCRS Construction Glossary
Windows that have 2 panels of glass separated by an air space and sealed around the edges. Used to prevent additional heat loss.
when two layers of 2 x 4's are placed on top of studs in framing a wall.
Double Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
- class java.lang..Double 
public final class Double extends Number implements Comparable 
Tree:java.lang.Object - java.lang.Number - java.lang.Double
The Double class wraps a value of the primitive type double in an object. An object of type Double contains a single field whose type is double.
- Constructor for class java.lang.Double 
public Double (String  s) throws NumberFormatException 
Constructs a newly allocated Double object that represents the floating- point value of type double represented by the string. The string is converted to a double value as if by the valueOf method.Parameters: s - a string to be converted to a Double.Throws: NumberFormatException - if the string does not contain a parsable number.See Also:  valueOf(java.lang.String)
- Constructor for class java.lang.Double 
public Double (double value)
Constructs a newly allocated Double object that represents the primitive double argument.Parameters: value - the value to be represented by the Double.
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
A Java programming language keyword used to define a variable of type double. The double data type, which is 62 bits in length, can hold values in the range -1.79769313486232 x 10 308 to 1.79769313486232 x 10 308. This type of value in called a double-precision floating-point number.
Double Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Double may refer to:
  • Look-alike, a person who closely resembles another person
  • Body double, someone who substitutes for the credited actor of a character
  • Doppelgänger, ghostly double of a living person
  • Polish Enigma doubles, replicating the function of Nazi Germany's cipher machines
  • Double, a bet which combines two selections; see Glossary of bets offered by UK bookmakers#Double
  • Double, a former fraction of the Guernsey pound
  • Double, a former rank of a liturgical feast in the Roman Rite

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Double Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
HEADER Two regularly scheduled or rescheduled games, played in immediate succession.
Bowling Termes 1.0
Two strikes in a row; scores twenty plus the number of pins knocked down on the next ball.
Double Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Lexicon of Tiddlywinks
n a pile in which two winks are squopped by one wink. vt shoot to create a double
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
Double Point, Blended Scotch Whisky

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Double Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
Double Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
a twin; double
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Chhaya chaya (Sanskrit) A shade, shadow, copy; esoterically, the astral image or body of a person. Besides referring to the human astral form, the term is usually applied to the shadows or copies -- the astral body-projections -- of the spiritual beings or pitris who played an important part in the early evolutionary development of humankind. In the first root-race, "the pure, celestial Being (Dhyan Chohan) and the great Pitris of various classes were commissioned -- the one to evolve their images (Chhaya), and make of them physical man, the others to inform and thus endow him with divine intelligence and the comprehension of the Mysteries of Creation" (SD 2:233n). This idea also appears in the Zohar: "'In the Tzalam (shadow image) of Elohim (the Pitris), was made Adam (man)' " (SD 2:137). See also Sanjna 
Doppelganger (German) Double-goer; usually, a species of real phantom, seen before, after, or at the time of the death of an individual, and serving as a notification or warning of the death. In some cases the double seen is that of the seer himself, though this is not the true doppelgänger. The doppelganger is most often the mayavi-rupa which can be seen at even immense distances from the individual whose presentation it is, yet the term doppelganger can likewise incorrectly be applied to the very occasional projections of the astral body which, however, can at no time wander far from its physical frame. The true doppelganger or mayavi-rupa, whether seen or unseen, falls into two classes, without counting the rare cases involving the linga-sarira mentioned above: the mayavi-rupa projected by hpho-wa, by will and with the consciousness of the ego; and the occasional automatic or involuntary projections of the mayavi-rupa due to intense concentration of the mind upon something or someone.
Linga-Sarira (Sanskrit) [from linga characteristic mark, model, pattern + sarira form from the verbal root sri to moulder, waste away] A pattern or model that is impermanent; the model-body or astral body, only slightly more ethereal than the physical body; the second principle in the ascending scale of the sevenfold human constitution. It is the astral model around which the physical body is built, and from which the physical body flows or develops as growth proceeds. "These astral realms are not one single plane, but a series of planes growing gradually more ethereal or spiritual as they approach the inward spheres of Nature's constitution or structure. The Linga-sarira is formed before the body is formed, and thus serves as a model or pattern around which the physical body is molded and grows to maturity; it is as mortal as is the physical body, and disappears with the physical body" (OG 88), dissolving atom by atom with the atoms of the physical corpse.
The linga-sarira has great tensile strength. It changes continuously during a lifetime, although these changes never depart from the fundamental human type or pattern, just as the physical body alters every moment. It also possesses the ability to exteriorize itself to a certain distance from its physical encasement, but in no case more than a few feet. It is composed of electromagnetic matter, which is somewhat more refined than the matter of our physical body. The whole world was composed of such matter in far past ages before it became the dense physical sphere it now is.
to be continue "Linga-Sarira2 "
Mayavi-Rupa (Sanskrit) [from mayavin illusory from maya illusion + rupa form] Illusory body or thought-body, a higher astral-mental form. The projection of thought-consciousness-will power to any distant place while the physical body is left "entranced." It is the whole man except the sthula-sarira (physical body), the linga-sarira (the astral or model-body) and prana. This projection can assume any form at the will of the adept. This body is called illusory because when it has accomplished its purpose, it is withdrawn and thus disappears. Synonymous with protean soul, the medieval German doppelganger, and the Tibetan hpho-wa.