What is double?

  • (adj): Having two meanings with intent to deceive.
    Example: "A sly double meaning"
    Synonyms: forked
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on double:

History of The Overcoat
... Until then, most coats were double breasted, but Chesterfields and accompanying styles like the guard's coat were worn in single and double breasted varieties ... More recently, there is a decline in the wearing of full-length overcoats, and double breasted ones are much less common ...
Double Bond - Variations
... In molecules with alternating double bonds and single bonds, p-orbital overlap can exist over multiple atoms in a chain, giving rise to a conjugated system ... In cumulenes two double bonds are adjacent ... Double bonds are common for period 2 elements carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, and less common with elements of higher periods ...
Double Decker
... A double-decker is a vehicle that has two levels for passengers or cargo, one deck above the other ... Coach Bombardier MultiLevel Coach Dome car Double-deck aircraft Double-deck elevator Double-decker bus Double-decker tram Superliner (railcar) Auto ... A double-decker may also refer to Double Decker (chocolate bar) Double-decker sandwich, such as a club sandwich or Dagwood sandwich, with two layers of meat and condiments sandwiched between ...
Villarceau Circles - Existence and Equations
... planes tangent to the top and bottom of the torus, each of which gives a “double circle”, but not Villarceau circles.) We can calculate the intersection of the plane(s) with the torus analytically ... the equation to This intersection is a double point, in fact a double point counted twice ... The two points of tangency are also double points ...
Double Clutch
... A double clutch (also called a double declutch) is a method of shifting gears primarily used for vehicles with an unsynchronized manual transmission, such as commercial ...

More definitions of "double":

  • (noun): Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2.
    Example: "I decided his double was a bluff"
    Synonyms: doubling
  • (noun): A quantity that is twice as great as another.
    Example: "36 is the double of 18"
  • (adj): Consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs.
    Example: "An egg with a double yolk"; "a double (binary) star"; "double doors"
    Synonyms: dual, duple
  • (adj): Large enough for two.
    Example: "A double bed"; "a double room"
  • (adv): Two together.
    Example: "Some people sleep better double"
  • (noun): A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base.
    Example: "He hit a double to deep centerfield"
    Synonyms: two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser
  • (verb): Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit).
  • (noun): A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts.
    Example: "His first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"
    Synonyms: stunt man, stunt woman
  • (adj): Used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements.
    Example: "Double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical"
  • (adj): Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis.
    Synonyms: bivalent
  • (verb): Do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions.
    Example: "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
  • (adv): To double the degree.
    Example: "His eyes were double bright"
    Synonyms: doubly, twice
  • (adv): Downward and forward.
    Example: "He was bent double with pain"
  • (verb): Increase twofold.
    Synonyms: duplicate
  • (noun): Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor).
    Example: "He could be Gingrich's double"
    Synonyms: image, look-alike
  • (adj): Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities.
    Example: "A double (or dual) role for an actor"; "every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
    Synonyms: dual, twofold, treble, threefold
  • (adj): Twice as great or many.
    Example: "Ate a double portion"
    Synonyms: doubled, twofold
  • (verb): Hit a two-base hit.

Famous quotes containing the word double:

    ... the next war will be a war in which people not armies will suffer, and our boasted, hard-earned civilization will do us no good. Cannot the women rise to this great opportunity and work now, and not have the double horror, if another war comes, of losing their loved ones, and knowing that they lifted no finger when they might have worked hard?
    Eleanor Roosevelt (1884–1962)

    Go; and if that word have not quite killed thee,
    Ease me with death by bidding me got too.
    Oh, if it have, let my word work on me,
    And a just office on a murderer do.
    Except it be too late to kill me so,
    Being double dead: going, and bidding go.
    John Donne (1572–1631)

    He does me double wrong
    That wounds me with the flatteries of his tongue.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)