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double

Definitions


[ˈdʌbl], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things
(e.g: double doors)

- lower in pitch by an octave.


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:
Middle English: via Old French from Latin duplus (see duple). The verb is from Old French dobler, from late Latin duplare, from duplus


[ˈdʌbl], (Predeterminer)

Definitions:
- twice as much or as many
(e.g: the jail now houses almost double the number of prisoners it was designed for)


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:


[ˈdʌbl], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- at or to twice the amount or extent
(e.g: you have to be careful, and this counts double for older people)


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:


[ˈdʌbl], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a thing which is twice as large as usual or is made up of two standard units or things
(e.g: join the two sleeping bags together to make a double)

- a person who looks exactly like another
(e.g: you could pass yourself off as his double)

- (especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving sides made up of two players
(e.g: the semi-finals of the doubles)

- a system of change-ringing using five bells, with two pairs changing places each time.

- a pair of victories in the same sport in two different competitions
(e.g: Manchester United won the double twice)


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:


[ˈdʌbl], (Pronoun)

Definitions:
- a number or amount which is twice as large as a contrasting or usual number or amount
(e.g: he paid double and had a room all to himself)


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:


[ˈdʌbl], (Verb)

Definitions:
- become twice as much or as many
(e.g: profits doubled in one year)

- fold or bend (paper, cloth, or other material) over on itself
(e.g: the muslin is doubled and then laid in a sieve over the bowl)

- be used in or play another, different role
(e.g: a laser printer doubles as a photocopier)


Phrases:
- at the double
- be seeing double
- bend double
- double or quits

Origin:




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