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  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  n. 
  A  person  or  thing  that  is  the  counterpart  of  another;  a 
  duplicate;  copy;  (Obs.)  transcript;  --  now  chiefly  used  of 
  persons.  Hence  a  wraith. 
 
  My  charming  friend  .  .  .  has  I  am  almost  sure  a 
  double,  who  preaches  his  afternoon  sermons  for  him 
  --E.  E.  Hale. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  a.  [OE.  doble,  duble,  double,  OF  doble, 
  duble,  double,  F.  double,  fr  L.  duplus  fr  the  root  of  duo 
  two  and  perh.  that  of  plenus  full;  akin  to  Gr  ?  double.  See 
  {Two},  and  {Full},  and  cf  {Diploma},  {Duple}.] 
  1.  Twofold;  multiplied  by  two  increased  by  its  equivalent; 
  made  twice  as  large  or  as  much  etc 
 
  Let  a  double  portion  of  thy  spirit  be  upon  me  --  2 
  Kings  ii  9. 
 
  Darkness  and  tempest  make  a  double  night.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Being  in  pairs;  presenting  two  of  a  kind  or  two  in  a  set 
  together;  coupled. 
 
  [Let]  The  swan,  on  still  St  Mary's  lake,  Float 
  double,  swan  and  shadow.  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  Divided  into  two  acting  two  parts  one  openly  and  the 
  other  secretly;  equivocal;  deceitful;  insincere. 
 
  With  a  double  heart  do  they  speak.  --  Ps  xii.  2. 
 
  4.  (Bot.)  Having  the  petals  in  a  flower  considerably 
  increased  beyond  the  natural  number,  usually  as  the  result 
  of  cultivation  and  the  expense  of  the  stamens,  or  stamens 
  and  pistils.  The  white  water  lily  and  some  other  plants 
  have  their  blossoms  naturally  double. 
 
  Note:  Double  is  often  used  as  the  first  part  of  a  compound 
  word  generally  denoting  two  ways,  or  twice  the  number, 
  quantity,  force,  etc.,  twofold,  or  having  two 
 
  {Double  base},  or  {Double  bass}  (Mus.),  the  largest  and 
  lowest-toned  instrument  in  the  violin  form  the 
  contrabasso  or  violone. 
 
  {Double  convex}.  See  under  {Convex}. 
 
  {Double  counterpoint}  (Mus.),  that  species  of  counterpoint  or 
  composition,  in  which  two  of  the  parts  may  be  inverted,  by 
  setting  one  of  them  an  octave  higher  or  lower. 
 
  {Double  court}  (Lawn  Tennis),  a  court  laid  out  for  four 
  players,  two  on  each  side 
 
  {Double  dagger}  (Print.),  a  reference  mark  ([dag])  next  to 
  the  dagger  ([dagger])  in  order  a  diesis. 
 
  {Double  drum}  (Mus.),  a  large  drum  that  is  beaten  at  both 
  ends 
 
  {Double  eagle},  a  gold  coin  of  the  United  States  having  the 
  value  of  20  dollars. 
 
  {Double  entry}.  See  under  {Bookkeeping}. 
 
  {Double  floor}  (Arch.),  a  floor  in  which  binding  joists 
  support  flooring  joists  above  and  ceiling  joists  below. 
  See  Illust.  of  Double-framed  floor. 
 
  {Double  flower}.  See  {Double},  a.,  4. 
 
  {Double-framed  floor}  (Arch.),  a  double  floor  having  girders 
  into  which  the  binding  joists  are  framed. 
 
  {Double  fugue}  (Mus.),  a  fugue  on  two  subjects. 
 
  {Double  letter}. 
  a  (Print.)  Two  letters  on  one  shank;  a  ligature. 
  b  A  mail  requiring  double  postage. 
 
  {Double  note}  (Mus.),  a  note  of  double  the  length  of  the 
  semibreve;  a  breve.  See  {Breve}. 
 
  {Double  octave}  (Mus.),  an  interval  composed  of  two  octaves, 
  or  fifteen  notes,  in  diatonic  progression;  a  fifteenth. 
 
  {Double  pica}.  See  under  {Pica}. 
 
  {Double  play}  (Baseball),  a  play  by  which  two  players  are  put 
  out  at  the  same  time. 
 
  {Double  plea}  (Law),  a  plea  alleging  several  matters  in 
  answer  to  the  declaration,  where  either  of  such  matters 
  alone  would  be  a  sufficient  bar  to  the  action  --Stephen. 
 
  {Double  point}  (Geom.),  a  point  of  a  curve  at  which  two 
  branches  cross  each  other  Conjugate  or  isolated  points  of 
  a  curve  are  called  double  points,  since  they  possess  most 
  of  the  properties  of  double  points  (see  {Conjugate}).  They 
  are  also  called  {acnodes},  and  those  points  where  the 
  branches  of  the  curve  really  cross  are  called  {crunodes}. 
  The  extremity  of  a  cusp  is  also  a  double  point. 
 
  {Double  quarrel}.  (Eccl.  Law)  See  {Duplex  querela},  under 
  {Duplex}. 
 
  {Double  refraction}.  (Opt.)  See  {Refraction}. 
 
  {Double  salt}.  (Chem.) 
  a  A  mixed  salt  of  any  polybasic  acid  which  has  been 
  saturated  by  different  bases  or  basic  radicals,  as  the 
  double  carbonate  of  sodium  and  potassium, 
  {NaKCO3.6H2O}. 
  b  A  molecular  combination  of  two  distinct  salts,  as 
  common  alum,  which  consists  of  the  sulphate  of 
  aluminium,  and  the  sulphate  of  potassium  or  ammonium. 
 
 
  {Double  shuffle},  a  low  noisy  dance. 
 
  {Double  standard}  (Polit.  Econ.),  a  double  standard  of 
  monetary  values;  i.  e.,  a  gold  standard  and  a  silver 
  standard,  both  of  which  are  made  legal  tender. 
 
  {Double  star}  (Astron.),  two  stars  so  near  to  each  other  as 
  to  be  seen  separate  only  by  means  of  a  telescope.  Such 
  stars  may  be  only  optically  near  to  each  other  or  may  be 
  physically  connected  so  that  they  revolve  round  their 
  common  center  of  gravity,  and  in  the  latter  case  are 
  called  also  binary  stars. 
 
  {Double  time}  (Mil.).  Same  as  {Double-quick}. 
 
  {Double  window},  a  window  having  two  sets  of  glazed  sashes 
  with  an  air  space  between  them 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  be  increased  to  twice  the  sum,  number,  quantity, 
  length,  or  value;  to  increase  or  grow  to  twice  as  much 
 
  'T  is  observed  in  particular  nations,  that  within 
  the  space  of  three  hundred  years,  notwithstanding 
  all  casualties,  the  number  of  men  doubles.  --T. 
  Burnet. 
 
  2.  To  return  upon  one's  track;  to  turn  and  go  back  over  the 
  same  ground,  or  in  an  opposite  direction. 
 
  Doubling  and  turning  like  a  hunted  hare.  --Dryden. 
 
  Doubling  and  doubling  with  laborious  walk. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  To  play  tricks;  to  use  sleights;  to  play  false. 
 
  What  penalty  and  danger  you  accrue,  If  you  be  found 
  to  double.  --J.  Webster. 
 
  4.  (Print.)  To  set  up  a  word  or  words  a  second  time  by 
  mistake;  to  make  a  doublet. 
 
  {To  double  upon}  (Mil.),  to  inclose  between  two  fires. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  adv 
  Twice;  doubly. 
 
  I  was  double  their  age.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doubled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Doubling}.]  [OE.  doblen  dublen,  doublen,  F.  doubler,  fr  L. 
  duplare  fr  duplus  See  {Double},  a.] 
  1.  To  increase  by  adding  an  equal  number,  quantity,  length, 
  value,  or  the  like  multiply  by  two  to  double  a  sum  of 
  money;  to  double  a  number,  or  length. 
 
  Double  six  thousand,  and  then  treble  that  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  make  of  two  thicknesses  or  folds  by  turning  or  bending 
  together  in  the  middle;  to  fold  one  part  upon  another  part 
  of  as  to  double  the  leaf  of  a  book,  and  the  like  to 
  clinch,  as  the  fist;  --  often  followed  by  up  as  to 
  double  up  a  sheet  of  paper  or  cloth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double  \Dou"ble\,  n. 
  1.  Twice  as  much  twice  the  number,  sum,  quantity,  length, 
  value,  and  the  like 
 
  If  the  thief  be  found  let  him  pay  double.  --Ex. 
  xxii.  7. 
 
  2.  Among  compositors,  a  doublet  (see  {Doublet},  2.);  among 
  pressmen,  a  sheet  that  is  twice  pulled,  and  blurred. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  doubled  over  or  together;  a  doubling;  a 
  plait;  a  fold. 
 
  Rolled  up  in  sevenfold  double  Of  plagues.  --Marston. 
 
  4.  A  turn  or  circuit  in  running  to  escape  pursues;  hence  a 
  trick;  a  shift;  an  artifice. 
 
  These  men  are  too  well  acquainted  with  the  chase  to 
  be  flung  off  by  any  false  steps  or  doubles. 
  --Addison. 
 
  5.  Something  precisely  equal  or  counterpart  to  another;  a 
  counterpart.  Hence  a  wraith. 
 
  My  charming  friend  .  .  .  has  I  am  almost  sure  a 
  double,  who  preaches  his  afternoon  sermons  for  him 
  --Atlantic 
  Monthly. 
 
  6.  A  player  or  singer  who  prepares  to  take  the  part  of 
  another  player  in  his  absence;  a  substitute. 
 
  7.  Double  beer;  strong  beer. 
 
  8.  (Eccl.)  A  feast  in  which  the  antiphon  is  doubled,  hat  is 
  said  twice,  before  and  after  the  Psalms,  instead  of  only 
  half  being  said  as  in  simple  feasts.  --Shipley. 
 
  9.  (Lawn  Tennis)  A  game  between  two  pairs  of  players;  as  a 
  first  prize  for  doubles. 
 
  10.  (Mus.)  An  old  term  for  a  variation,  as  in  Bach's  Suites. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  double 
  adj  1:  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  [syn:  {dual},  {twofold},  {treble},  {threefold}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {dual},  {duple}] 
  3:  twice  as  great  or  many  "ate  a  double  portion";  "the  dose  is 
  doubled";  "a  twofold  increase"  [syn:  {doubled},  {twofold}] 
  4:  (botany;  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"  [ant:  {single}] 
  5:  (genetics)  used  of  homologous  chromosomes  associated  in 
  pairs  in  synapsis  [syn:  {bivalent}]  [ant:  {multivalent},  {univalent}] 
  6:  large  enough  for  two  "a  double  bed";  "a  double  room" 
  7:  having  two  meanings  with  intent  to  deceive;  "a  sly  double 
  meaning";  "spoke  with  forked  tongue"  [syn:  {forked}] 
  n  1:  a  base  hit  on  which  the  batter  stops  safely  at  second  base; 
  "  he  hit  a  double  to  deep  centerfield"  [syn:  {two-base 
  hit},  {two-bagger},  {two-baser}] 
  2:  a  stand-in  for  movie  stars  to  perform  dangerous  stunts;  "his 
  first  job  in  Hollywood  was  as  a  double  for  Clrak  Gable" 
  [syn:  {stunt  man},  {stunt  woman}] 
  3:  someone  who  closely  resembles  a  famous  person  (especially  an 
  actor);  "he  could  be  Gingrich's  double";  "she's  the  very 
  image  of  her  mother"  [syn:  {image}] 
  4:  a  quantity  that  is  twice  as  great  as  another;  "36  is  the 
  double  of  18" 
  5:  raising  the  stakes  in  a  card  game  by  a  factor  of  2;  "I 
  decided  his  double  was  a  bluff"  [syn:  {doubling}] 
  adv  1:  downward  and  forward;  "he  was  bent  double  with  pain" 
  2:  two  together;  "some  people  sleep  better  double" 
  3:  to  double  the  degree;  "she  was  doubly  rewarded";  "his  eyes 
  were  double  bright"  [syn:  {doubly},  {twice}] 
  v  1:  increase  twofold;  "The  population  doubled  within  50  years" 
  [syn:  {duplicate}] 
  2:  hit  a  two-base  hit,  in  baseball 
  3:  bend  over  or  curl  up  usually  with  laughter  or  pain;  "He 
  doubled  and  vomited  violently"  [syn:  {double  over},  {double 
  up}] 
  4:  do  double  duty;  serve  two  purposes  or  have  two  functions; 
  "She  doubles  as  his  wife  and  secretary" 
  5:  make  or  do  or  perform  again  [syn:  {duplicate},  {reduplicate}, 
  {repeat},  {replicate}] 




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