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dotted strewn with or having a pattern of dots, or something similar to dots.
dotted swiss a crisp cotton fabric with woven or embroidered dots, used for blouses and curtains.
dotterel any of several plovers, esp. one of Europe and Asia.
dottle the residue of partially burnt tobacco or ash left in a pipe bowl after smoking.
dotty1 (informal) eccentric, weak-minded, or a little crazy; daft. [4 definitions]
dotty2 having dots on the surface; dotted.
Douay Bible an English translation of the Bible, based on the Vulgate and completed in 1610, that was the officially approved text of the Roman Catholic Church.
double consisting of two times as much; having twice the amount or number. [19 definitions]
double agent a spy employed by both of two opposed or competitive countries, companies, or the like.
double bar two heavy vertical lines on a musical staff used to indicate the end of a piece or of a major subdivision of a piece.
double-barreled having two barrels mounted side by side, as a shotgun. [2 definitions]
double bass the largest and deepest-toned instrument of the violin family; bass viol; contrabass.
double bassoon see "contrabassoon."
double bind a situation in which a person can satisfy one expectation or demand only by failing to satisfy another; dilemma.
double-blind of or designating a method of testing in which both the experimenter and the subjects are ignorant of which subjects are receiving the active treatment.
double boiler a pot consisting of a lower part, in which water is boiled to create steam, and an upper part that fits snugly into the top of the lower, in which food can be cooked, warmed, or melted slowly.
double-breasted having the sides overlap each other by a wide margin on the breast or front, and usu. having a double vertical row of buttons, as a jacket or coat. (Cf. single-breasted.) [2 definitions]
double-check to verify, as by checking twice; recheck. [2 definitions]
double check to check something twice to make sure that it is correct.
double chin one or more fatty folds of flesh beneath the chin.
double-click to press the button of a computer mouse twice in rapid succession.