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doublet


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doublet  \Doub"let\,  n.  [In  sense  3,  OF  doublet;  in  sense  4,  F. 
  doublet,  dim.  of  double  double.  See  {Double},  a.] 
  1.  Two  of  the  same  kind  a  pair;  a  couple. 
 
  2.  (Print.)  A  word  or  words  unintentionally  doubled  or  set  up 
  a  second  time. 
 
  3.  A  close-fitting  garment  for  men,  covering  the  body  from 
  the  neck  to  the  waist  or  a  little  below.  It  was  worn  in 
  Western  Europe  from  the  15th  to  the  17th  century. 
 
  4.  (Lapidary  Work)  A  counterfeit  gem,  composed  of  two  pieces 
  of  crystal,  with  a  color  them  and  thus  giving  the 
  appearance  of  a  naturally  colored  gem.  Also  a  piece  of 
  paste  or  glass  covered  by  a  veneer  of  real  stone. 
 
  5.  (Opt.)  An  arrangement  of  two  lenses  for  a  microscope, 
  designed  to  correct  spherical  aberration  and  chromatic 
  dispersion,  thus  rendering  the  image  of  an  object  more 
  clear  and  distinct.  --W.  H.  Wollaston. 
 
  6.  pl  (See  No  1.)  Two  dice,  each  of  which  when  thrown,  has 
  the  same  number  of  spots  on  the  face  lying  uppermost;  as 
  to  throw  doublets. 
 
  7.  pl  [Cf.  Pr  doblier  dobler  draughtboard.]  A  game 
  somewhat  like  backgammon.  --Halliwell. 
 
  8.  One  of  two  or  more  words  in  the  same  language  derived  by 
  different  courses  from  the  same  original  from  as  crypt 
  and  grot  are  doublets;  also  guard  and  ward;  yard  and 
  garden;  abridge  and  abbreviate,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doublet 
  n  :  a  man's  close-fitting  jacket;  worn  during  the  Renaissance 




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