HyperDic: double

English > 21 senses of the word double:
VERBchangedouble, duplicateincrease / increase twofold
contactdoublehit a two-base hit
motiondouble, double over, double upbend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
contactdoubledo double duty
possessiondouble(bridge) make a demand for (a card or suit)
creationdouble, duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicatemake or do or perform again
ADJECTIVEalldouble, dual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-foldhaving more than one decidedly dissimilar / dissimilar aspects or qualities
alldouble, dual, dupleconsisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
alldouble, doubled, twofold, two-foldtwice as great or many
alldoubleused of flowers having more than the usual / usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
alldouble, bivalentused of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
alldoublelarge enough for two
alldouble, forkedhaving two meanings with intent to deceive
NOUNactdouble, two-base hit, two-bagger, two-basera base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
person double, stunt man, stunt womana stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
person double, image, look-alikesomeone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
cognitiondoublea quantity that is twice as great as another
actdouble, doublingraising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
ADVERBalldoubledownward and forward
alldoubletwo together
alldouble, doubly, twiceto double the degree
double > pronunciation
Soundsdah'bahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving more than one decidedly dissimilar / dissimilar aspects or qualities.
Examples
  • "a double (or dual) role for an actor"
  • "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
Synonymsdual, twofold, two-fold, treble, threefold, three-fold
BroadermultipleHaving or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
Spanishdoble, dual, duplo, triple
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 2
MeaningConsisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs.
Examples
  • "an egg with a double yolk"
  • "a double (binary) star"
  • "double doors"
  • "duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure"
Synonymsdual, duple
BroadermultipleHaving or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
Spanishbinario, doble, dual
Catalanbinari, doble, dual, duplicat
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 3
MeaningTwice as great or many.
Examples
  • "ate a double portion"
  • "the dose is doubled"
Synonymsdoubled, twofold, two-fold
BroadermultipleHaving or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual
Spanishdoble
Catalandoble
Nounsdoubleraising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
doublea quantity that is twice as great as another
Adverbsdoublyto double the degree
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 4
MeaningUsed of flowers having more than the usual / usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements.
Example"double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
OppositesingleUsed of flowers having usually only one row or whorl of petals
Spanishdoble
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 5
MeaningUsed of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.
Synonymbivalent
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Attribute ofvalence, valency(biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
OppositemultivalentUsed of the association of three or more homologous chromosomes during the first division of meiosis
univalentUsed of a chromosome that is not paired or united with its homologous chromosome during synapsis
Spanishbivalente
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 6
Meaninglarge enough for two.
Examples
  • "a double bed"
  • "a double room"
Broaderlarge, bigAbove average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
English > double: 21 senses > adjective 7
MeaningHaving two meanings with intent to deceive.
Example"a sly double meaning"
Synonymforked
Broaderequivocal, ambiguousopen to two or more interpretations
Spanishambiguo, engañoso
Catalanenganyós
English > double: 21 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base.
Example"he hit a double to deep centerfield"
Synonymstwo-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser
Narrowerline-drive double, line doubleA double resulting from a line drive
Broaderbase hit, safety(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
Verbsdoublehit a two-base hit
English > double: 21 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts.
Example"his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
Synonymsstunt man, stunt woman
Broaderstand-in, substitute, relief, reliever, backup, backup man, fill-insomeone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)
Spanishdoble, stunt man
Catalandoble, stunt man
English > double: 21 senses > noun 3, person
Meaningsomeone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor).
Example"he could be Gingrich's double"
Synonymsimage, look-alike
Narrowerringer, dead ringer, cloneA person who is almost identical to another
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishdoble, imagen
Catalandoble, imatge
English > double: 21 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningA quantity that is twice as great as another.
Example"36 is the double of 18"
BroadermultipleThe product of a quantity by an integer
Spanishdoble
Catalandoble
Adjectivesdoubletwice as great or many
Verbsdoubleincrease / increase twofold
doublemake or do or perform again
English > double: 21 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningRaising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2.
Example"I decided his double was a bluff"
Synonymdoubling
Part ofcard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Broaderraiseincreasing the size of a bet (as in poker)
Adjectivesdoubletwice as great or many
Verbsdouble(bridge) make a demand for (a card or suit)
English > double: 21 senses > adverb 1
Meaningdownward and forward.
Example"he was bent double with pain"
English > double: 21 senses > adverb 2
MeaningTwo together.
Example"some people sleep better double"
English > double: 21 senses > adverb 3
MeaningTo double the degree.
Example "his eyes were double bright"
Synonymsdoubly, twice
Spanishdoblemente
English > double: 21 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningincrease / increase twofold.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelThey double their earnings this year; Their earnings double this year
Example"The population doubled within 50 years"
Synonymduplicate
Narrowergeminatearrange or combine in pairs
redoubledouble again
Broadermultiply, manifoldcombine or increase / increase by multiplication
See alsodouble upstake winnings from one bet on a subsequent wager
Spanishdoblar, duplicarse, duplicar, multiplicar
Catalandoblar, duplicar-se, duplicar
Nounsdoublea quantity that is twice as great as another
doublingraising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
doublingincrease / increase / increase by a factor of two
English > double: 21 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghit a two-base hit.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Nounsdoublea base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
English > double: 21 senses > verb 3, motion
MeaningBend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"He doubled and vomited violently"
Synonymsdouble over, double up
Broaderbend, flexform a curve
Spanishdoblarse sobre sí, doblar, retorcerse
Catalandoblegar-se
English > double: 21 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningDo double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions.
PatternIt is ----ing
Example"She doubles as his wife and secretary"
Broaderfunction, work, operate, go, runPerform as expected when applied
English > double: 21 senses > verb 5, possession
Meaning(bridge) make a demand for (a card or suit) .
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderbid, callmake a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
Spanishdoblar
Nounsdoubleraising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
English > double: 21 senses > verb 6, creation
Meaningmake or do or perform again.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsduplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate
Narrowerrecapitulaterepeat stages / stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life
reduplicate, geminateform by reduplication
replicate, copyReproduce or make an exact copy of
Broaderreproducemake a copy or equivalent of
Spanishdoblar, duplicar, recalcar, reiterar, repetir
Catalandoblar, duplicar-se, duplicar, recalcar, reiterar, repetir
Nounsdoublea quantity that is twice as great as another

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