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double

dou·ble

double

 
 
pronunciation:
duh bl
parts of speech:
adverb, adjective, noun, verb
phrases:
on the double
part of speech: adverb
definition: in two; in a pair.
I saw double for a minute after I hit my head.
synonyms:
twice
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: two times as much; twice the amount or number.
I got double pay for working on Sunday.He made a double batch of cookies.
definition 2: made or meant for two.
My parents have a double bed.
definition 3: having two equal parts.
The double doors opened onto the yard.
synonyms:
coupled, dual, matched
similar words:
binary, equal, identical, similar
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: one the same as, or nearly the same as, another.
You are your sister's double.This car is the double of mine.
synonyms:
counterpart, match, twin
similar words:
copy, facsimile, image, likeness, reflection, resemblance
definition 2: anything made twice as much in size or amount.
Eight is the double of four.
definition 3: a hit in baseball that allows the batter to reach second base.
phrase: on the double
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: doubled, doubles, doubling
definition 1: to make twice as much or twice as great.
I doubled the recipe.
definition 2: to bend or to fold in two (often followed by "over").
He doubled over the blanket before putting it away.
synonyms:
bend, fold
similar words:
crease, pleat
definition 3: to become twice as large.
The town's population doubles every ten years.
definition 4: to bend or fold (often followed by "over").
We held our bellies and doubled over with laughter.
synonyms:
bend
similar words:
crease
definition 5: to stand in for or replace something or someone.
Can you double for me at work next Tuesday?
synonyms:
fill in, sub, substitute
similar words:
alternate
definition 6: to hit the ball so as to reach second base safely in baseball or softball.
derivations: doubleness (n.), doubler (n.)