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Meaning of double

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: downward and forward; "he was bent double with pain"
      2: two together; "some people sleep better double"
      3: to double the degree; "she was doubly rewarded"; "his eyes
         were double bright" [syn: {doubly}, {double}, {twice}]
      adj 1: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or
             qualities; "a double (or dual) role for an actor"; "the
             office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and
             private influence"- R.W.Emerson; "every episode has its
             double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison [syn:
             {double}, {dual}, {twofold}, {two-fold}, {treble},
             {threefold}, {three-fold}]
      2: consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in
         pairs; "an egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star";
         "double doors"; "dual controls for pilot and copilot"; "duple
         (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats
         to a measure" [syn: {double}, {dual}, {duple}]
      3: twice as great or many; "ate a double portion"; "the dose is
         doubled"; "a twofold increase" [syn: {double}, {doubled},
         {twofold}, {two-fold}]
      4: used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals
         in crowded or overlapping arrangements; "double
         chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually
         spherical or hemispherical" [ant: {single}]
      5: used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in
         synapsis [syn: {bivalent}, {double}] [ant: {multivalent},
      6: large enough for two; "a double bed"; "a double room"
      7: having two meanings with intent to deceive; "a sly double
         meaning"; "spoke with forked tongue" [syn: {double},
      n 1: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;
           "he hit a double to deep centerfield" [syn: {double}, {two-
           base hit}, {two-bagger}, {two-baser}]
      2: a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts; "his
         first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable" [syn:
         {double}, {stunt man}, {stunt woman}]
      3: someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an
         actor); "he could be Gingrich's double"; "she's the very
         image of her mother" [syn: {double}, {image}, {look-alike}]
      4: a quantity that is twice as great as another; "36 is the
         double of 18"
      5: raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I
         decided his double was a bluff" [syn: {doubling}, {double}]
      v 1: increase twofold; "The population doubled within 50 years"
           [syn: {double}, {duplicate}]
      2: hit a two-base hit
      3: bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain; "He
         doubled and vomited violently" [syn: {double over}, {double},
         {double up}]
      4: do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;
         "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
      5: bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
      6: make or do or perform again; "He could never replicate his
         brilliant performance of the magic trick" [syn: {duplicate},
         {reduplicate}, {double}, {repeat}, {replicate}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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