- consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things；having twice the usual size, quantity, or strength
- twice as much or as many
- at or to twice the amount or extent；as two instead of the more usual one
- a thing which is twice as large as usual or is made up of two standard units or things；a double measure of liquor
- a number or amount which is twice as large as a contrasting or usual number or amount
- become twice as much or as many；make twice as much or as many of (something)
verb: double, 3rd person present: doubles, gerund or present participle: doubling, past tense: doubled, past participle: doubled
noun: double, plural noun: doubles
- 1. consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things the double doors 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ having twice the usual size, quantity, or strength she sipped a double brandy 同義詞
- ▪ designed to be used by two people a double bed
- ▪ having two different roles or interpretations, especially in order to deceive or confuse the double life of a freelance secret agent 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a letter or number) occurring twice in succession “otter” is spelled with a double t
- ▪ (of a flower) having more than one circle of petals large double blooms
- ▪ (of a domino) having the same number of dots on each half.
- 2. lower in pitch by an octave.
- 1. twice as much or as many the jail now houses almost double the number of prisoners it was designed for I'll pay double what I paid last time
- 1. at or to twice the amount or extent you have to be careful, and this counts double for older people
- ▪ as two instead of the more usual one she thought she was seeing double
- 1. a thing which is twice as large as usual or is made up of two standard units or things join the two sleeping bags together to make a double
- ▪ a double measure of liquor “Two whiskies, and make it doubles please”
- ▪ a hit that allows the batter to reach second base safely Sabo came home on a double by O'Neill
- ▪ a type of bet in which two selections are made, with any winnings from the first being transferred to the second.
- ▪ a call that will increase the points won if the declarer is successful, or increase the penalty points won by the defenders if the declarer fails to make the contract.
- ▪ a hit on the narrow ring enclosed by the two outer circles of a dartboard, scoring double you must finish the game on a double
- 2. a person who looks exactly like another you could pass yourself off as his double 同義詞
- ▪ a person who stands in for an actor in a film. 同義詞
- ▪ an apparition of a living person she had seen her husband's double 同義詞
- 3. (especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving sides made up of two players the semifinals of the doubles
- 1. a number or amount which is twice as large as a contrasting or usual number or amount he paid double and had a room all to himself
- 1. become twice as much or as many profits doubled in one year 同義詞
- ▪ make twice as much or as many of (something) Clare doubled her income overnight
- ▪ archaic amount to twice as much as thy fifty yet doth double five and twenty
- ▪ (of a member of the armed forces) move at twice the usual speed; run I doubled across the deck to join the others
- ▪ (of a batter) get a two-base hit Strawberry doubled with two outs
- ▪ make a call increasing the value of the penalty points to be scored on an opponent's bid if it wins the auction and is not fulfilled it may be right for East to double West's failure to double 4♥
- 2. fold or bend (paper, cloth, or other material) over on itself the muslin is doubled and then laid in a sieve over the bowl 同義詞
- ▪ clench (a fist) he had one arm around her and the other fist doubled
- ▪ sail around (a headland) we struck out seaward to double the headland of the cape
- 3. be used in or play another, different role a laser printer doubles as a photocopier 同義詞
- ▪ (of an actor) play (two parts) in the same piece.
- ▪ play two or more musical instruments.
- ▪ add the same note in a higher or lower octave to (a note).