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English adjective: double

1. double having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities


SamplesA double (or dual) role for an actor.
The office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence.
Every episode has its double and treble meaning.


Synonymsdual, three-fold, threefold, treble, two-fold, twofold


Similarmultiple


Antonymssingle

2. double consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs


SamplesAn 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.


Synonymsdual, duple


Similarmultiple


Antonymssingle

3. double twice as great or many


SamplesAte a double portion.
The dose is doubled.
A twofold increase.


Synonymsdoubled, two-fold, twofold


Similarmultiple


Antonymssingle

4. double used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements


SamplesDouble chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical.


Domain categorybotany, phytology


Antonymssingle

5. double used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis


Synonymsbivalent


Attributevalence, valency


Domain categorygenetic science, genetics


Antonymsmultivalent, univalent

6. double large enough for two


SamplesA double bed.
A double room.


Similarbig, large


Antonymslittle, small

7. double having two meanings with intent to deceive


SamplesA sly double meaning.
Spoke with forked tongue.


Synonymsforked


Similarambiguous, equivocal


Antonymsunequivocal, univocal, unambiguous


English noun: double

1. double (act) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base


SamplesHe hit a double to deep centerfield.


Synonymstwo-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser


Broader (hypernym)base hit, safety


Narrower (hyponym)line double, line-drive double

2. double (person) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts


SamplesHis first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable.


Synonymsstunt man, stunt woman


Broader (hypernym)backup, backup man, fill-in, relief, reliever, stand-in, substitute

3. double (person) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)


SamplesHe could be Gingrich's double.
She's the very image of her mother.


Synonymsimage, look-alike


Broader (hypernym)individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul


Narrower (hyponym)clone, dead ringer, ringer

4. double (cognition) a quantity that is twice as great as another


Samples36 is the double of 18.


Broader (hypernym)multiple

5. double (act) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2


SamplesI decided his double was a bluff.


Synonymsdoubling


Broader (hypernym)raise


Part meronymcard game, cards


English adverb: double

1. double downward and forward


SamplesHe was bent double with pain.

2. double two together


SamplesSome people sleep better double.

3. double to double the degree


SamplesShe was doubly rewarded.
His eyes were double bright.


Synonymsdoubly, twice


English verb: double

1. double (change) increase twofold


SamplesThe population doubled within 50 years.


ExamplesThey double their earnings this year, Their earnings double this year


Synonymsduplicate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)manifold, multiply


Narrower (hyponym)geminate, redouble

2. double (contact) hit a two-base hit


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)hit


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. double (motion) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain


SamplesHe doubled and vomited violently.


Synonymsdouble over, double up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)bend, flex

4. double (contact) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions


SamplesShe doubles as his wife and secretary.


Pattern of useIt is ----ing


Broader (hypernym)function, go, operate, run, work

5. double (possession) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bid, call

6. double (creation) make or do or perform again


SamplesHe could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick.


Synonymsduplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)reproduce


Narrower (hyponym)copy, geminate, recapitulate, reduplicate, replicate









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