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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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]: 
 
  Doubling  \Dou"bling\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  that  doubles;  a  making  double; 
  reduplication;  also  that  which  is  doubled. 
 
  2.  A  turning  and  winding;  as  the  doubling  of  a  hunted  hare; 
  shift;  trick;  artifice.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  The  lining  of  the  mantle  borne  about  the  shield  or 
  escutcheon. 
 
  4.  The  process  of  redistilling  spirits,  to  improve  the 
  strength  and  flavor. 
 
  {Doubling  a  cape},  {promontory},  etc  (Naut.),  sailing  around 
  or  passing  beyond  a  cape,  promontory,  etc 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doubling 
  n  1:  increase  by  a  factor  of  two 
  2:  raising  the  stakes  in  a  card  game  by  a  factor  of  2;  "I 
  decided  his  double  was  a  bluff"  [syn:  {double}] 




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