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DOUBLE, adjective. Made up of two matching or complementary elements.
DOUBLE, adjective. Twice the quantity.
DOUBLE, adjective. Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family.
DOUBLE, adjective. Designed for two users.
DOUBLE, adjective. Folded in two; composed of two layers.
DOUBLE, adjective. Stooping; bent over.
DOUBLE, adjective. Having two aspects; ambiguous.
DOUBLE, adjective. False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
DOUBLE, adjective. Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
DOUBLE, adjective. (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.
DOUBLE, adjective. (music) Of time, twice as fast.
DOUBLE, adverb. Twice over; twofold.
DOUBLE, adverb. Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)
DOUBLE, noun. Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
DOUBLE, noun. A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes
DOUBLE, noun. A drink with two portions of alcohol
DOUBLE, noun. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
DOUBLE, noun. A sharp turn, especially a return on one's own tracks.
DOUBLE, noun. A redundant item for which an identical item already exists
DOUBLE, noun. (baseball) A two-base hit
DOUBLE, noun. (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
DOUBLE, noun. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
DOUBLE, noun. A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
DOUBLE, noun. (darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
DOUBLE, noun. (darts) A hit on this ring.
DOUBLE, noun. (dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides.
DOUBLE, noun. (computing) (programming) A double-precision floating-point number.
DOUBLE, noun. (soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.
DOUBLE, noun. (sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game.
DOUBLE, noun. (historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou.
DOUBLE, noun. (historical) (Guernsey) A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny.
DOUBLE, noun. (music) Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately.
DOUBLE, verb. To multiply by two.
DOUBLE, verb. To fold over so as to make two folds.
DOUBLE, verb. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
DOUBLE, verb. (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.
DOUBLE, verb. (baseball) To get a two-base hit.
DOUBLE, verb. (transitive) (sometimes followed by up) To clench (a fist).
DOUBLE, verb. (transitive) (often followed by together or up) To join or couple.
DOUBLE, verb. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.
DOUBLE, verb. (intransitive) To play a second part or serve a second role.
DOUBLE, verb. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
DOUBLE, verb. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
DOUBLE, verb. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
DOUBLE, verb. (music) (intransitive) (usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
DOUBLE, verb. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
DOUBLE, verb. (card games) (intransitive) To double down.
DOUBLE, verb. (billiards) (snooker) (pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
DOUBLE, verb. (intransitive) (followed by for) To act as substitute.
DOUBLE, verb. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
DOUBLE, verb. (transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two.
DOUBLE, verb. (military) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
DOUBLE, verb. (radio) (informal) (of a station) To transmit simultaneously on the same channel as another station, either unintentionally or deliberately, causing interference.
DOUBLÉ, noun. (fencing) A compound attack that deceives the opponent's attempted circular parry.
DOUBLE A-SIDE, noun. (music industry) a record released as a single, with an album tracks on both sides, rather than having a B-side.
DOUBLE ACROSTIC, noun. A poem whose stanzas, except the first two, are clues for words. The initial letters of these words, in order, form a word clued by the first stanza; the final letters, the second stanza.
DOUBLE ACT, noun. A comic pairing in which humor is derived from the uneven relationship between two partners, usually of the same gender, age, ethnic origin and profession, but often with drastically different personalities or behavior, maybe with a stooge or straight man.
DOUBLE ACT, noun. Two objects, senses, etc working as one.
DOUBLE ACTION, noun. (firearms) A trigger mechanism requiring a single pull to both cock and fire.
DOUBLE ACTS, noun. Plural of double act
DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENT, noun. A rare diacritic mark made up of two acute accents on the same letter, usually a vowel.
DOUBLE ACUTE ACCENTS, noun. Plural of double acute accent
DOUBLE ADAPTER, noun. Any of several devices that allow two electrical items to be plugged into a single power outlet.
DOUBLE ADAPTERS, noun. Plural of double adapter
DOUBLE ADAPTOR, noun. Alternative spelling of double adapter
DOUBLE AGENT, noun. (espionage) A spy who pretends to work for one side, when they are truthfully working for the other/ passing information to the other.
DOUBLE AGENTS, noun. Plural of double agent
DOUBLE ANNULUS, noun. (mycology) Describes an annulus with two layers of tissue.
DOUBLE BACK, verb. (idiomatic) To retrace one's steps; to go back where one has already gone.
DOUBLE BAR LINE, noun. A symbol in musical notation used to separate two sections or phrases of music, and to start and end a musical piece.
DOUBLE BAR LINES, noun. Plural of double bar line
DOUBLE BARREL VAULT, noun. (architecture) A vault resulting from the intersection of two barrel-vaults crossing in a right angle. Its thrusts are concentrated along the groins or arrises and eventually at the four corners
DOUBLE BARREL VAULTS, noun. Plural of double barrel vault
DOUBLE BASE, noun. Obsolete form of double bass.
DOUBLE BASS, noun. (music) The largest stringed instrument of the violin family.
DOUBLE BASS, noun. The deepest of all male voices.
DOUBLE BASSES, noun. Plural of double bass
DOUBLE BASSIST, noun. Someone who plays a double bass
DOUBLE BASSISTS, noun. Plural of double bassist
DOUBLE BAZINGA, noun. A sarcastic response to sarcasm, double sarcasm
DOUBLE BAZINGAS, noun. Plural of double bazinga
DOUBLE BED, noun. (US and UK) A bed designed for two adults, also called a full bed. A normal double bed is made for two people measuring 54 by 75 inches (1.35 by 1.9 meters).
DOUBLE BEDS, noun. Plural of double bed
DOUBLE BELLY BUSTER, noun. (poker slang) A poker hand where two different ranks could complete the straight, but the new card would not be the highest or lowest card in the straight. E.g. 2-4-5-6-8, either a 3 or a 7 could complete the straight
DOUBLE BELLY BUSTERS, noun. Plural of double belly buster
DOUBLE BESOM POCKET, noun. A pocket on the inside of a garment accessed through a slit with a reinforced upper and lower edges, with no flap.
DOUBLE BESOM POCKETS, noun. Plural of double besom pocket
DOUBLE BICEPS, noun. (bodybuilding) A standard pose in which both sets of biceps are flexed and the chest is thrust forward.
DOUBLE BILL, noun. A double feature.
DOUBLE BILL, noun. The consecutive presentation of two episodes of a television series.
DOUBLE BILL, verb. (business) To charge twice for a good or service.
DOUBLE BILLS, noun. Plural of double bill
DOUBLE BIND, noun. A dilemma in which someone receives contradictory instructions and cannot act on either.
DOUBLE BINDS, noun. Plural of double bind
DOUBLE BLUFF, noun. An action which is intended to be perceived as a bluff, but which is not.
DOUBLE BLUFFS, noun. Plural of double bluff
DOUBLE BOGEY, noun. (golf) A score of two over par (for one hole)
DOUBLE BOGEYS, noun. Plural of double bogey
DOUBLE BOIL, verb. To cook a food in a double boiler.
DOUBLE BOILED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double boil
DOUBLE BOILER, noun. A large pan containing hot water, into which other smaller pans are set in order to cook food at low heat (below the boiling point) or to keep food warm.
DOUBLE BOILERS, noun. Plural of double boiler
DOUBLE BOILING, verb. Present participle of double boil
DOUBLE BOILS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double boil
DOUBLE BOND, noun. (chemistry) A covalent bond in which two electron pairs (instead of the usual one) are shared between two atoms; most common between carbon atoms and carbon, oxygen or nitrogen atoms, but several other forms are known.
DOUBLE BONDS, noun. Plural of double bond
DOUBLE BONUS, noun. (basketball) The award of two free throws on any sort of foul when enough fouls have been accumulated.
DOUBLE BOOKED, adjective. (idiomatic) Of a single resource, reserved for two different users at the same time.
DOUBLE BOOKKEEPING, noun. (psychology) (psychiatry) The tendency, among those who experience delusions, to perceive reality and the delusions as both being real, while remaining unbothered by the discrepancy or inconsistencies between the two.
DOUBLE BOURGEOIS, noun. (uncommon) (printing) (dated) Alternative term for great primer.
DOUBLE BREAK, noun. Alternative form of double-break
DOUBLE BRIDLE, noun. A common term for a Weymouth bridle, that uses both a bradoon, held by a sliphead, and a curb bit, and is used with two reins.
DOUBLE CANON, noun. (music) A canon with two simultaneous themes.
DOUBLE CHECK, noun. An extra check or verification made a second time, usually with additional caution or attention.
DOUBLE CHECK, noun. (chess) (uncountable) A situation in which a king is attacked by two of the opponent's men at once.
DOUBLE CHECK, verb. To check again; to check with extra caution or attention; to verify or make sure.
DOUBLE CHECKED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double check
DOUBLE CHECKING, verb. Present participle of double check
DOUBLE CHECKS, noun. Plural of double check
DOUBLE CHECKS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double check
DOUBLE CHIN, noun. A layer of subcutaneous fat under the chin, giving the appearance of having an extra chin.
DOUBLE CHINS, noun. Plural of double chin
DOUBLE CLICK, noun. Alternative spelling of double-click
DOUBLE CONICAL DRUM, noun. Alternative spelling of double-conical drum
DOUBLE CONICAL DRUMS, noun. Plural of double conical drum
DOUBLE COPULA, noun. (linguistics) The use of two successive copulas when only one is necessary, as in "My point is, is that..."
DOUBLE COPULAS, noun. Plural of double copula
DOUBLE COUSIN, noun. A cousin who is related on both sides of a family. A relative with four common grandparents.
DOUBLE COVERAGE, noun. (roofing) Application of asphalt, slate, or wood roofing such that the lapped portion is at least two inches wider than the exposed portion, resulting in two layers of roofing material over the deck.
DOUBLE CREAM, noun. (UK) (Ireland) A relatively thick cream suitable for whipping and piping.
DOUBLE CREAMS, noun. Plural of double cream
DOUBLE CRENATE, adjective. (botany) Bicrenate.
DOUBLE CROPPING, noun. (agriculture) The practice of sequentially raising and harvesting a second (or third, or even fourth, and sometimes more) crops (usually vegetables) in the same field in a single growing season, especially in warmer climates such as California's Imperial Valley or the Rio Grande valley of Texas and Mexico.
DOUBLE CROSSOVER, noun. A pair of switches that cross over between two parallel train tracks to form an X.
DOUBLE CROSSOVERS, noun. Plural of double crossover
DOUBLE DACTYL, noun. A short, usually humorous poem with eight lines in dactylic meter; a higgledy-piggledy.
DOUBLE DAGGER, noun. The typographical sign ‡ that is used to indicate a footnote or reference
DOUBLE DAGGERS, noun. Plural of double dagger
DOUBLE DARE, noun. A challenge that is harder or naughtier than a regular dare
DOUBLE DARE, verb. To challenge with a double dare.
DOUBLE DARED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double dare
DOUBLE DARES, noun. Plural of double dare
DOUBLE DARES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double dare
DOUBLE DARING, verb. Present participle of double dare
DOUBLE DATE, noun. Two couples going on a (romantic) date together.
DOUBLE DATE, verb. To go on a double date.
DOUBLE DATED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double date
DOUBLE DATES, noun. Plural of double date
DOUBLE DATING, verb. Present participle of double date
DOUBLE DEAL, verb. To deal the top and bottom cards from a deck to a confederate in a card game as if they were one card.
DOUBLE DEAL, verb. To cheat by trickery.
DOUBLE DEAL, noun. An instance of double dealing.
DOUBLE DEALING, verb. Present participle of double deal
DOUBLE DEALS, noun. Plural of double deal
DOUBLE DEALT, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double deal
DOUBLE DECOMPOSITION, noun. (chemistry) a reaction between two substances in which two parts of each substance are exchanged; metathesis
DOUBLE DENIM, noun. A mode of dress in which a denim top (jacket, shirt, etc.) and a denim bottom are worn at the same time, often regarded as a fashion faux pas.
DOUBLE DIGITS, noun. (of a number) composed of two digits, i.e. between 10 and 99.
DOUBLE DILDO, noun. A dildo in which both ends are designed for penetration.
DOUBLE DIP, verb. Alternative form of double-dip
DOUBLE DISPATCH, noun. (computing) A mechanism that dispatches a function call to different concrete functions depending on the runtime types of two objects involved.
DOUBLE DISPATCHES, noun. Plural of double dispatch
DOUBLE DOG DARE, verb. (colloquial) Intensified form of dare.
DOUBLE DONG, noun. (slang) A dildo with two ends, enabling simultaneous penetration of two bodily orifices at the same time
DOUBLE DONGS, noun. Plural of double dong
DOUBLE DOORS, noun. A set of two adjoining doors that can be opened independently.
DOUBLE DOUBLE, noun. (Canadian) (informal) Coffee with the equivalent of two creamers and two packets of sugar.
DOUBLE DOUBLE, noun. (basketball) The achievement of a two-digit number of any two of points scored, assists, rebounds, blocks, or steals in a single game.
DOUBLE DOUBLE, noun. (US) A double cheeseburger with cheese on each burger (i.e., double cheese).
DOUBLE DOUBLES, noun. Plural of double double
DOUBLE DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (gambling) To double one's wager.
DOUBLE DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To double or significantly increase a risk, investment, or other commitment.
DOUBLE DOZEN, noun. (countable) A set of twenty-four.
DOUBLE DRIBBLE, noun. (basketball) A violation committed by dribbling for a second time without giving up possession of the ball.
DOUBLE DRIBBLES, noun. Plural of double dribble
DOUBLE DUTCH, noun. Incomprehensible language.
DOUBLE DUTCH, noun. A language game akin to pig Latin.
DOUBLE DUTCH, noun. A game of jump rope with two ropes and frequently two jumpers.
DOUBLE DUTCH, noun. (colloquial) Sex using a condom and the contraceptive pill at the same time.
DOUBLE EAGLE, noun. (US) (currency) A gold coin with a face value of $20.00 formerly used in the United States, the double of the U.S. eagle coin.
DOUBLE EAGLE, noun. (golf) Three under par, one stroke short of an ace (a hole in one) on a par 5 hole.
DOUBLE EAGLES, noun. Plural of double eagle
DOUBLE EMULSION, noun. A colloid in which an emulsion is suspended either in a third liquid, or in a second instance of the inner liquid e.g. water in oil in water
DOUBLE ENGLISH, noun. (printing) (US) (dated) The size of type between double pica and double great primer, standardized as 28-point.
DOUBLE ENTENDRE, noun. (idiomatic) A phrase that has two meanings, especially where one is innocent and literal, the other risqué, bawdy, or ironic; an innuendo.
DOUBLE ENTENDRES, noun. Plural of double entendre
DOUBLE EXPOSURE, noun. (photography) A photograph produced by exposing film or some other photosensitive surface to focused light twice, usually by opening and closing a camera shutter two times, thereby generating a picture consisting of two superimposed images.
DOUBLE EXPOSURE, noun. (photography) The process of producing such a photograph.
DOUBLE FACTORIAL, noun. (mathematics) (combinatorics) For an odd integer, the result of multiplying all the odd integers from 1 to the given number; or for an even integer, the result of multiplying all the even integers from 2 to the given number; symbolised by a double exclamation mark (!!). For example, 9!! = 1 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 9 = 945.
DOUBLE FACTORIALS, noun. Plural of double factorial
DOUBLE FAULT, noun. (tennis) The missing of both the first serve and second serve, resulting in a point for the receiver.
DOUBLE FAULT, noun. (computing) An exception thrown by the CPU while trying to call the handler of another exception (e.g. the exception handler is invalid or the call stack has overflowed).
DOUBLE FAULTS, noun. Plural of double fault
DOUBLE FEATURE, noun. Two feature-length motion pictures being shown back-to-back in a movie theatre, with the understanding both may be seen for the price of a single ticket.
DOUBLE FEATURES, noun. Plural of double feature
DOUBLE FIGURES, noun. (of a number) composed of two digits, i.e. between 10 and 99.
DOUBLE FILE, noun. A double line, especially, a queue two persons wide.
DOUBLE FIRST, noun. (UK) A first-class degree both in classics and mathematics.
DOUBLE FIRST, noun. (UK) One who achieves such a degree.
DOUBLE FIRST COUSIN, noun. A first cousin with whom one shares four grandparents.
DOUBLE FIRST COUSINS, noun. Plural of double first cousin
DOUBLE FIRSTS, noun. Plural of double first
DOUBLE FLAT, noun. (music) an accidental that indicates that a note should be played a whole step lower
DOUBLE FLATS, noun. Plural of double flat
DOUBLE FULL, noun. (freestyle skiing) an aerialist maneuver consisting of a backflip in conjunction and simultaneous with two complete twists
DOUBLE GLAZING, noun. A system of insulated windows (and doors) having two parallel layers of glass separated by an air space
DOUBLE GLOUCESTER, noun. A variety of Gloucester cheese, stronger and aged for longer than single Gloucester.
DOUBLE GRAVE ACCENT, noun. A diacritical mark whose appearance consists of two grave accents.
DOUBLE GRAVE ACCENTS, noun. Plural of double grave accent
DOUBLE GREAT PRIMER, noun. (printing) (US) (dated) The size of type between double English and meridian, standardized as 36-point.
DOUBLE GUT SHOT, noun. (poker slang) A poker hand where two different ranks could complete the straight, but the new card would not be the highest or lowest card in the straight. E.g. 2-4-5-6-8, either a 3 or a 7 could complete the straight
DOUBLE GUT SHOTS, noun. Plural of double gut shot
DOUBLE HAPPINESS, proper noun. The Chinese ideogrammic compound 囍, often used as an ornamental symbol in Chinese celebrations.
DOUBLE HELICES, noun. Plural of double helix
DOUBLE HELIX, noun. A metonym for DNA.
DOUBLE HELIXES, noun. Plural of double helix
DOUBLE INDEMNITY, noun. (legal) A clause in an insurance policy in which the insurance company agrees to pay out double the normal coverage in certain specified circumstances, most often in case of accidental death
DOUBLE JACK, noun. (US) A long-handled sledgehammer used with both hands
DOUBLE JACKS, noun. Plural of double jack
DOUBLE JEOPARDY, noun. (legal) The act of trying someone twice for the same offense, especially after an acquittal in the first trial.
DOUBLE JEOPARDY, noun. A round of questioning or other situation where the possible gains and/or losses from choices are magnified.
DOUBLE JUMP, verb. (video games) To execute a second jump while still in midair from the first jump.
DOUBLE JUMPED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double jump
DOUBLE JUMPING, verb. Present participle of double jump
DOUBLE JUMPS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double jump
DOUBLE KISS, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) When the cue ball makes contact twice with the object ball. The second contact is not normally intentional.
DOUBLE KISSES, noun. Plural of double kiss
DOUBLE KNIT, noun. A knitted fabric consisting of a double thickness, made on a machine with two sets of needles
DOUBLE KNITTING, noun. (knitting) A form of knitting in which two fabrics (connected or not) are knitted simultaneously with two yarns on one pair of needles.
DOUBLE LETTER, noun. (printing) Two letters on one shank; a ligature.
DOUBLE LETTER, noun. A mail requiring double postage.
DOUBLE LIFE, noun. A life in which one has an alter ego.
DOUBLE LOCK STANDING SEAM, noun. (construction) A standing seam that uses a double overlapping interlock between two metal panels.
DOUBLE MAGNUM, noun. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 3 liters of fluid, four times the volume of a standard bottle.
DOUBLE MAGNUMS, noun. Plural of double magnum
DOUBLE MAJOR, noun. Two main areas of study of a student working toward a degree at a college or university.
DOUBLE MAJOR, noun. A student at a college or university concentrating on two given areas of study.
DOUBLE MAJORS, noun. Plural of double major
DOUBLE MALT, noun. A liquor made from the malted barley of two distilleries, blended with other liquors.
DOUBLE MALT, noun. Short for double malt whisky, double malt scotch or double malt brandy.
DOUBLE MEANING, noun. The situation in which a word or phrase has two different, often opposite, meanings
DOUBLE MODAL, noun. A sequence of two modal verbs, such as "might could", an impossible construction in standard English, but one used in some dialects, especially Southern US English.
DOUBLE MODALS, noun. Plural of double modal
DOUBLE NAPOLEON, noun. (historical) A French gold coin worth forty francs, i.e. twice the value of a Napoleon.
DOUBLE NAPOLEONS, noun. Plural of double Napoleon
DOUBLE NEGATIVE, noun. (pejorative) (rhetoric) A phrase in which there are two negative words or their compounds (e.g. no, not, never, none, etc), occasionally leading to ambiguity in the meaning, but necessary in some foreign languages.
DOUBLE NEGATIVES, noun. Plural of double negative
DOUBLE NOTE, noun. (music) breve
DOUBLE OBELI, noun. Plural of double obelus
DOUBLE OBELUS, noun. A typographical symbol: ‡, also called a double dagger.
DOUBLE OPEN JAW, noun. (travel) (aviation) a fare construction on a single return ticket where the origin and destination of the first flight are both different from the origin and destination on the return flight.
DOUBLE OR NOTHING, noun. Double or quits
DOUBLE OR QUITS, noun. A bet of the same value as the initial one, resulting in either a doubling of a loss, or it being cancelled.
DOUBLE OVER, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To bend over at the waist.
DOUBLE PEDRO, proper noun. (card games) The card game cinch.
DOUBLE PENETRATE, verb. (transitive) To penetrate someone simultaneously in one or more orifices.
DOUBLE PENETRATED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double penetrate
DOUBLE PENETRATES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double penetrate
DOUBLE PENETRATING, verb. Present participle of double penetrate
DOUBLE PENETRATION, noun. The simultaneous penetration of one or more orifices of one person by two other people
DOUBLE PICA, noun. (printing) (dated) A large size of type, standardized as (UK) 22- or (US) 24-point.
DOUBLE PLANET, noun. A planet with a moon large enough to be considered a planet, were the planet not there, having a substantial portion of the system's overall mass.
DOUBLE PLANET, noun. A pair of planemos in orbit around each other, where the barycenter of their orbits lies outside of both planemos, which in turn is in orbit about a star.
DOUBLE PLANET, noun. A pair of planemos in orbit around each other, where the barycenter of their orbits lies outside of both planemos.
DOUBLE PLANET, noun. A planemo with a moon large enough to be considered a planemo, having a substantial portion of the system's overall mass.
DOUBLE PLANETS, noun. Plural of double planet
DOUBLE PLAY, noun. (baseball) (softball) A defensive play in which two outs are recorded.
DOUBLE PLAY, noun. (US) (colloquial) Achieving two results from one action.
DOUBLE PLAY DEPTH, noun. (baseball) A shift in the defensive alignment of the infielders towards home plate when there is a baserunner on first base, to increase the possibility of getting a double play.
DOUBLE PLAYS, noun. Plural of double play
DOUBLE PLURAL, noun. (informal grammar) A word doubly inflected for the plural grammatical number in relation to its singular form; e.g., child → childra → children, medium → media → medias.
DOUBLE PLUS GOOD, adjective. Alternative spelling of double-plus-good
DOUBLE PLUS UNGOOD, adjective. Alternative spelling of double-plus-ungood
DOUBLE PNEUMONIA, noun. Pneumonia affecting both lungs.
DOUBLE POINT, noun. Colon (:)
DOUBLE POINT, noun. (mathematics) A point on a curve at which there are two tangents (because it touches itself, or has a cusp)
DOUBLE POINTS, noun. Plural of double point
DOUBLE POSSESSIVE, noun. (grammar) Two or more consecutive nouns in the possessive case, as with "St. Paul's Cathedral's vergers"; discouraged on grounds of style.
DOUBLE POSSESSIVE, noun. Combination of the periphrastic possessive, "of x" with the possessive inflection of a noun. For example, "A friend of John's".
DOUBLE POSSESSIVES, noun. Plural of double possessive
DOUBLE PRECISION, noun. (computing) A number storage format that uses two adjacent locations in memory, allowing for greater precision in the values stored.
DOUBLE QUARREL, noun. Duplex querela
DOUBLE QUASAR, noun. (galaxy) Two quasars which form a system, such that they gravitationally interact, or are part of the same cluster of galaxies; a binary quasar.
DOUBLE QUASAR, noun. (galaxy) Two quasars that appear to be paired when seen in an image, either because they orbit one another (binary quasars) or happen to be in the same line of sight even though they are separated by a great distance.
DOUBLE QUASARS, noun. Plural of double quasar
DOUBLE QUOTE, noun. A double quotation mark, as in She said, "Go ahead".
DOUBLE QUOTES, noun. Plural of double quote
DOUBLE QUOTES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double quote
DOUBLE REED, noun. (music) A pair of reeds, in any of several wind instruments, that are joined together and vibrate together
DOUBLE REEDS, noun. Plural of double reed
DOUBLE REPLACEMENT REACTION, noun. A chemical reaction involving a change of chemical bonds, so that two compounds become two different compounds, in the form \(AB+CD\to AC+BD\)
DOUBLE REPLACEMENT REACTIONS, noun. Plural of double replacement reaction
DOUBLE ROOM, noun. A room, especially in a hotel, that has one double bed.
DOUBLE ROOMS, noun. Plural of double room
DOUBLE S, noun. The name of the Latin-script letter ẞ/ß.
DOUBLE SALT, noun. (chemistry) A solid solution of two simple salts, often in a definite proportion
DOUBLE SAWBUCK, noun. (US) (slang) Twenty dollars; a twenty-dollar bill.
DOUBLE SAWBUCK, noun. (US) (slang) A twenty-year prison sentence.
DOUBLE SAWBUCKS, noun. Plural of double sawbuck
DOUBLE SCULL, noun. (nautical) A light, narrow rowing boat, especially one used in competitive rowing, in which a two rowers each have two oars
DOUBLE SCULL, noun. (rowing) (especially in plural) A race in which such craft participate
DOUBLE SCULLS, noun. (rowing) A race in a double scull.
DOUBLE SHARP, noun. (music) an accidental that indicates that a note should be played a whole step higher
DOUBLE SHARPS, noun. Plural of double sharp
DOUBLE SHEET BEND, noun. Doubled version of the sheet bend; a strong knot used to tie two ropes of different diameters together.
DOUBLE SMALL PICA, noun. (printing) (dated) A large size of type, standardized as (UK) 21- or (US) 22-point.
DOUBLE SPACE, verb. A typesetting specification (particularly for typewriters,) indicating that every other line should be blank, leaving sufficient whitespace to allow for annotation (i.e. from a teacher's corrections.)
DOUBLE SPACED, adjective. Alternative spelling of double-spaced
DOUBLE STANDARD, noun. The situation of two or more groups, one of whom is tacitly excused from following a standard generally regarded as applying to all groups.
DOUBLE STANDARD, noun. A double standard of monetary values, i.e. a gold standard and a silver standard, both of which are legal tender.
DOUBLE STANDARDS, noun. Plural of double standard
DOUBLE STAR, noun. (star) Two stars which form a stellar system, such that they orbit the point of equilibrium of their gravitational fields; a binary star.
DOUBLE STAR, noun. (star) Two stars that appear to be one when seen with the naked eye, either because they orbit one another (binary stars) or happen to be in the same line of sight even though they are separated by a great distance (optical binaries).
DOUBLE STAR SYSTEM, noun. (star) a binary star
DOUBLE STAR SYSTEMS, noun. Plural of double star system
DOUBLE STARS, noun. Plural of double star
DOUBLE STEAL, noun. (baseball) A situation in which two baserunners attempt to steal a base simultaneously. This is usually called by the manager when there are runners on first base and second base.
DOUBLE STEAL, noun. (baseball) The successful completion of a double steal.
DOUBLE STEALS, noun. Plural of double steal
DOUBLE STEAM, verb. To cook a food by sealing it in a pot (to prevent loss of moisture) and steaming that pot; to cook a food by the double steaming method found in Chinese cuisine.
DOUBLE STEAMED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of double steam
DOUBLE STEAMER, noun. A device (or arrangement of pots) for double steaming food.
DOUBLE STEAMERS, noun. Plural of double steamer
DOUBLE STEAMING, verb. Present participle of double steam
DOUBLE STEAMS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of double steam
DOUBLE STOP, noun. (music) (stringed instruments) two notes being played simultaneously
DOUBLE STOPS, noun. Plural of double stop
DOUBLE STRADDLE, noun. (poker) To make a blind bet preflop after a player as straddled which is twice the value of the player's straddle.
DOUBLE STRADDLE, verb. (poker) To make a double straddle.
DOUBLE STRADDLES, noun. Plural of double straddle
DOUBLE SWITCH, noun. When two things are changed at once
DOUBLE SWITCH, noun. (baseball) When two players are replaced simultaneously, typically so that a fielder can hit in the pitcher's spot in the batting order.
DOUBLE TAKE, noun. An abrupt movement, used, for example, as a comical reaction to a surprising sight, in which someone casually sees something, briefly stops looking at it, realizes what it is, and snaps attention back to it with an expression of surprise or disbelief.
DOUBLE TAKER, noun. (idiomatic) Something causing someone to do a double take
DOUBLE TAKES, noun. Plural of double take
DOUBLE TALK, noun. (idiomatic): Lies, especially in a formal political statement.
DOUBLE TALK, noun. (idiomatic) Speech which combines English and English-sounding gibberish for humorous effect.
DOUBLE TALK, noun. A simple phonetic code with a regular infix that makes meaningful speech sound unintelligible.
DOUBLE TALK, noun. (telephony) A situation when two people talk at the same time, causing overlapping audio signals.
DOUBLE TAP, noun. (idiomatic) A tactical shooting technique of pulling the trigger of a weapon twice in quick succession to deliver two shots to the same target zone.
DOUBLE TAPS, noun. Plural of double tap
DOUBLE TEAM, verb. Alternative spelling of double-team
DOUBLE TIME, noun. (military) A fast marching pace of 180 steps per minute, 36 inches in length for the Marine Corps and Navy, 30 inches in length for the Army. It is not really double the speed of quick time as quick time is 112-120 steps per minute
DOUBLE TIME, noun. (music) A musical rhythm twice as fast as the overall beat, with this pattern of note lengths: 3/16 3/16 1/4 3/16 3/16
DOUBLE TIME, noun. (dance) A dance step pattern with six steps
DOUBLE TIME, noun. A rate of pay twice that of normal
DOUBLE TOP, noun. (darts) Double twenty (on a dartboard).
DOUBLE TRAP, noun. (shooting) An event in which two clay targets are simultaneously released in front of the shooter.
DOUBLE TURNSTILE, noun. (logic) (model theory) The \(\vDash\) symbol used to denote semantic consequence, or the \(\models\) symbol used to denote the fact that the model to the left of it satisfies the set of sentences to its right.
DOUBLE U, noun. Alternative form of double-u
DOUBLE UP, verb. (transitive) To double the quantity, amount or duration of something
DOUBLE UP, verb. (poker) (by extension) (intransitive) To double one's amount of chips by winning an all-in pot.
DOUBLE UP, verb. (intransitive) To bend, bend over; to fold; to stoop.
DOUBLE UP, verb. (intransitive) To have a secondary use.
DOUBLE UP, verb. (baseball) (transitive) To get the second out in a double play, typically referring to getting an out by beating a runner back to a base (often by throwing) after a fly ball has been caught
DOUBLE UP, verb. (intransitive) To employ double the usual resources for a particular purpose.
DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see double,‎ vertical,‎ line.
DOUBLE VERTICAL LINE, noun. The typographical character ‖; a symbol composed of two closely spaced line-height vertical lines.
DOUBLE VISION, noun. A disorder of vision in which a single object is seen as two.
DOUBLE WHAMMIES, noun. Plural of double whammy
DOUBLE WHAMMY, noun. A twofold blow or setback; a series of two events that cause adverse effects
DOUBLE WHAMMY, noun. (by extension) a twofold boon; a series of two events that cause positive effects
DOUBLE WHOLE, noun. (music) Abbreviated form of double whole note.
DOUBLE WHOLE NOTE, noun. (music) a note with twice the value of a whole note
DOUBLE WHOLE NOTES, noun. Plural of double whole note
DOUBLE WHOLES, noun. Plural of double whole
DOUBLE YELLOW LINE, noun. (UK) A pair of yellow lines painted at the side of a road to show that parking is not permitted at any time.
DOUBLE YELLOW LINE, noun. A pair of yellow lines painted along the middle of a road to show that traffic should not cross into the oncoming lane
DOUBLE YELLOW LINES, noun. (British) A place where one is not allowed to park a motor vehicle.

Dictionary definition

DOUBLE, noun. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base; "he hit a double to deep centerfield".
DOUBLE, noun. A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable".
DOUBLE, noun. Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very image of her mother".
DOUBLE, noun. A quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the double of 18".
DOUBLE, noun. Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff".
DOUBLE, verb. Increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years".
DOUBLE, verb. Hit a two-base hit.
DOUBLE, verb. Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He doubled and vomited violently".
DOUBLE, verb. Do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions; "She doubles as his wife and secretary".
DOUBLE, verb. Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).
DOUBLE, verb. Make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick".
DOUBLE, adverb. Downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain".
DOUBLE, adverb. Two together; "some people sleep better double".
DOUBLE, adverb. To double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes were double bright".
DOUBLE, adjective. 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"-Frederick Harrison.
DOUBLE, adjective. 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 measure".
DOUBLE, adjective. Twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is doubled"; "a twofold increase".
DOUBLE, adjective. 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".
DOUBLE, adjective. Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.
DOUBLE, adjective. Large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room".
DOUBLE, adjective. Having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue".

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