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English

Coef Noun Result
1 single
2 double doublet
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple quintuplet
6 sextuple sextuplet

Etymology

13th Century. From Old French double, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] duplus (twofold), from Ancient Greek διπλόος (diploos), twofold, doubled).

Pronunciation

(in the phrases Double-entendre/double entendres) IPA: /'duːblə/

Adjective

double (not comparable)

Positive
double

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Made up of two matching or complementary elements
    The closet has double doors.
  2. Twice the quantity
    Give me a double serving of mashed potatoes.
  3. Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family
    He's my double cousin as my mother's sister married my father's brother.
  4. Designed for two users.
    a double room
  5. Folded in two; composed of two layers.
  6. Stooping; bent over.
  7. Having two aspects; ambiguous.
    a double meaning
  8. False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
    a double life
  9. Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
  10. (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.
    a double bass
  11. (music) Of time, twice as fast.

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Translations

Adverb

double (not comparable)

Positive
double

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Twice over; twofold.
  2. Two together; two at a time. (esp. in see double)

Noun

Singular
double

Plural
{{{1}}}

double ({{{1}}})
  1. Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
  2. A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes
    Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.
  3. A drink with two portions of alcohol
    On second thought, make that a double.
  4. (baseball) A two-base hit
    The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.
  5. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
  6. A sharp turn, esp. a return on one's own tracks.
  7. (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
  8. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
  9. A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A hit on this ring.

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Verb

Infinitive
to double

Third person singular
doubles

Simple past
doubled

Past participle
-

Present participle
doubling

to double (third-person singular simple present doubles, present participle doubling, simple past and past participle doubled)
  1. To multiply by two
    The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.
  2. To fold over so as to make two folds
    To make a pleat, double the material at the waist.
  3. (baseball) To get a two-base hit
    The batter doubled into the corner.
  4. (transitive) (sometimes foll. by up) To clench (a fist).
  5. (transitive) (often foll. by together or up) To join or couple.
  6. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.
  7. (intransitive) To play two parts or serve two roles.
  8. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
  9. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...though the island itself was not very large...I found a great ledge of rocks lie out about two leagues into the sea...so that I was obliged to go a great way out to sea to double the point.
  10. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
  12. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
  13. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
  14. (intransitive) (foll. by for) To act as substitute.
  15. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
  16. (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.
    Our earnings have doubled in the last year.

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French

Pronunciation

Adjective

double

  1. Double. [Clarification of this translation from French is requested]
    Il s'agit d'une phrase à double sens.

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Noun

double

  1. Double. [Clarification of this translation from French is requested]
    Je n'en avais pas assez, alors j'en acheté le double.

Verb

double

  1. Form of doubler

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