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Dictionary definition for: Double

1. (r) downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain"

2. (v) increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"

3. (n) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield"

4. (s) 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"-Frederic

5. (n) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"

6. (v) hit a two-base hit

7. (r) two together; "some people sleep better double"

8. (s) 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 me

9. (n) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) "he could be Gingrich''s double" "she''s the very image of her mother"

10. (v) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently"

11. (r) to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded" "his eyes were double bright"

12. (s) twice as great or many; "ate a double portion" "the dose is doubled" "a twofold increase"

13. (n) a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18"

14. (v) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary"

15. (a) 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"

16. (v) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

17. (a) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

18. (n) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"

19. (s) large enough for two; "a double bed" "a double room"

20. (v) make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

21. (s) having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning" "spoke with forked tongue"

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