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Meaning of word double from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

double (noun)

Meaning : A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base.

Example : He hit a double to deep centerfield.

Synonyms : two-bagger, two-base hit, two-baser

Meaning : A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts.

Example : His first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable.

Synonyms : stunt man, stunt woman

Meaning : Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor).

Example : He could be Gingrich's double.
She's the very image of her mother.

Synonyms : image, look-alike

Meaning : A quantity that is twice as great as another.

Example : 36 is the double of 18.

Meaning : Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2.

Example : I decided his double was a bluff.

Synonyms : doubling

double (verb)

Meaning : Increase twofold.

Example : The population doubled within 50 years.

Synonyms : duplicate

Meaning : Hit a two-base hit.

Meaning : Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain.

Example : He doubled and vomited violently.

Synonyms : double over, double up

Meaning : Do double duty. Serve two purposes or have two functions.

Example : She doubles as his wife and secretary.

Meaning : Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).

Meaning : Make or do or perform again.

Example : He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick.

Synonyms : duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate

double (adjective)

Meaning : Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities.

Example : A 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.

Synonyms : dual, three-fold, threefold, treble, two-fold, twofold

Meaning : Consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : dual, duple

Meaning : Twice as great or many.

Example : Ate a double portion.
The dose is doubled.
A twofold increase.

Synonyms : doubled, two-fold, twofold

Meaning : Used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements.

Example : Double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical.

Meaning : Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.

Synonyms : bivalent

Meaning : Large enough for two.

Example : A double bed.
A double room.

Meaning : Having two meanings with intent to deceive.

Example : A sly double meaning.
Spoke with forked tongue.

Synonyms : forked

double (adverb)

Meaning : Downward and forward.

Example : He was bent double with pain.

Meaning : Two together.

Example : Some people sleep better double.

Meaning : To double the degree.

Example : She was doubly rewarded.
His eyes were double bright.

Synonyms : doubly, twice