Double - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌbl|  American pronunciation of the word double
Brit.  |ˈdʌb(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word double
- a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
- a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
- someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) (syn: image)
- a quantity that is twice as great as another
- raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2 (syn: doubling)
- increase twofold (syn: duplicate)
- hit a two-base hit
- bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain (syn: double up)
- do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
- bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
- make or do or perform again (syn: duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate)
- having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities (syn: dual, three- fold, threefold, treble, two- fold, twofold)
- consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs (syn: dual, duple)
- twice as great or many (syn: doubled, two- fold, twofold)
- large enough for two
- having two meanings with intent to deceive (syn: forked)
- downward and forward
- two together
- to double the degree (syn: doubly, twice)

Examples

One of the eggs had a double yolk.

The truck crossed the double yellow line and entered the other lane.

My name is “Allison,” with a double “l.”

Go through those double doors and walk to the end of the hall.

I'll have a double espresso, please.

We all doubled over laughing.

He doubled up in pain.

...raced to his side double quick...

I'll have one more glass of vodka. Make it a double, please.

People often tell me that I'm his double.

The actress's double did all of the dangerous scenes.

Can you tell if it's the actor or his double in that shot?

He hit a double in the eighth inning.

The workers receive double pay for working on Sundays.

The house has double windows in the dining room.

Phrasal verbs

double back  — retrace one's course
double up  — bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: double
he/she/it: doubles
present participle: doubling
past tense: doubled
past participle: doubled
noun
singular: double
plural: doubles
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