Meaning : A quantity that is twice as great as another.
36 is the double of 18.
Meaning : Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2.
I decided his double was a bluff.
Synonyms : doubling
Meaning : Increase twofold.
The population doubled within 50 years.
Synonyms : duplicate
Meaning : Hit a two-base hit.
Meaning : Do double duty. Serve two purposes or have two functions.
She doubles as his wife and secretary.
Meaning : Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).
Meaning : 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.
Every episode has its double and treble meaning.
Meaning : 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.
Meaning : Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.
Synonyms : bivalent
Meaning : Large enough for two.
A double bed.
A double room.
Meaning : Having two meanings with intent to deceive.
A sly double meaning.
Spoke with forked tongue.
Synonyms : forked
Meaning : Downward and forward.
He was bent double with pain.
Meaning : Two together.
Some people sleep better double.