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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

13th Century. From Old French _doble_, _double_, from Latin _duplus_ (“twofold”).

13th Century. From Old French doble, double, from Latin duplus (twofold).

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /ˈdʌb.əɫ/ * Rhymes: -ʌbəɫ

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʌb.əɫ/
  • Rhymes: -ʌbəɫ

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

DOUBLE (_not comparable_) * Made up of two matching or complementary elements. _The closet has DOUBLE doors._ * 1915, Emerson Hough, _The Purchase Price_, chapterI: “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind DOUBLE weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.” * Twice the quantity. _Give me a DOUBLE serving of mashed potatoes._ * 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._ * Designed for two users. _a DOUBLE room_ * Folded in two; composed of two layers. * Stooping; bent over. * Having two aspects; ambiguous. _a DOUBLE meaning_ * False, deceitful, or hypocritical. _a DOUBLE life_ * Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals. * (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower. _a DOUBLE bass_ * (music) Of time, twice as fast. DERIVED TERMS SEE ALSO TRANSLATIONS

double (not comparable)

  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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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

DOUBLE (_not comparable_) * Twice over; twofold. * Jonathan Swift I was DOUBLE their age. * Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)

double (not comparable)

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

Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - NOUN
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DOUBLE (_plural_ DOUBLES) * Twice the number, amount, size, etc. * A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes _Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many DOUBLES._ * A drink with two portions of alcohol _On second thought, make that a DOUBLE._ * A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger. * A sharp turn, _especially_ a return on one's own tracks. * A redundant item for which an identical item already exists _I have more than 200 stamps in my collection but they're not all unique: some are DOUBLES._ _Before printing the photos, Liam deleted the DOUBLES._ * (baseball) A two-base hit _The catcher hit a DOUBLE to lead off the ninth._ * (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract. * (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket. * 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. * (darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard. * (darts) A hit on this ring. * (dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides. * (computing, programming) A double-precision floating-point number. _The sin() function returns a double._ * (soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season. * (sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game. * (historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou. * (historical, Guernsey) A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny. * 1974, GB Edwards, _The Book of Ebenezer Le Page_, New York 2007, p. 196: As for DOUBLES, they are not worth anything now; and I have still got an egg-cupful my mother used to keep handy to give the baker change from a farthing. * (music) Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately. DERIVED TERMS * body double * double-count * see double * stunt double TRANSLATIONS

double (plural doubles)

  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. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
  5. A sharp turn, especially a return on one's own tracks.
  6. A redundant item for which an identical item already exists
    I have more than 200 stamps in my collection but they're not all unique: some are doubles.
    Before printing the photos, Liam deleted the doubles.
  7. (baseball) A two-base hit
    The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.
  8. (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
  9. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
  10. 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.
  11. (darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
  12. (darts) A hit on this ring.
  13. (dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides.
  14. (computing, programming) A double-precision floating-point number.
    The sin() function returns a double.
  15. (soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.
  16. (sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game.
  17. (historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou.
  18. (historical, Guernsey) A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny.
  19. (music) Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately.

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - VERB
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DOUBLE (_third-person singular simple present_ DOUBLES, _present participle_ DOUBLING, _simple past and past participle_ DOUBLED) * To multiply by two. _The company DOUBLED their earnings per share over last quarter._ * To fold over so as to make two folds. _To make a pleat, DOUBLE the material at the waist._ * To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. * Dryden Thus reinforced, against the adverse fleet, / Still DOUBLING ours, brave Rupert leads the way. * (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size. _Our earnings have DOUBLED in the last year._ * (baseball) To get a two-base hit. _The batter DOUBLED into the corner._ * (transitive) (sometimes followed by _up_) To clench (a fist). * (transitive) (often followed by _together_ or _up_) To join or couple. * (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy. * (intransitive) To play a second part or serve a second role. _A spork is a kind of fork that DOUBLES as a spoon._ * (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course. * (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point). * Knolles Sailing along the coast, he DOUBLED the promontory of Carthage. * 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. * (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it. * (music, intransitive, usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument). * (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract. * (card games, intransitive) To double down. * (billiards, snooker, pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket. * (intransitive) (followed by _for_) To act as substitute. * (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed. * 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, _The Moon and Sixpence_, chapter 47 "You DOUBLE down to the harbour, my lad," said the Captain to Strickland, "and sign on. You've got your papers." Strickland set off at once, and that was the last Captain Nichols saw of him. * (transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two. _Sorry, this store does not DOUBLE coupons._ * (military) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. * (radio, informal, of a station) To transmit simultaneously on the same channel as another station, either unintentionally or deliberately, causing interference. _Could you please repeat your last transmission? Another station was DOUBLING with you._ DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS

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. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
  4. (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.
    Our earnings have doubled in the last year.
  5. (baseball) To get a two-base hit.
    The batter doubled into the corner.
  6. (transitive) (sometimes followed by up) To clench (a fist).
  7. (transitive) (often followed by together or up) To join or couple.
  8. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.
  9. (intransitive) To play a second part or serve a second role.
    A spork is a kind of fork that doubles as a spoon.
  10. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
  11. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
  12. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
  13. (music, intransitive, usually followed by "on") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
  14. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
  15. (card games, intransitive) To double down.
  16. (billiards, snooker, pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
  17. (intransitive) (followed by for) To act as substitute.
  18. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
  19. (transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two.
    Sorry, this store does not double coupons.
  20. (military) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
  21. (radio, informal, of a station) To transmit simultaneously on the same channel as another station, either unintentionally or deliberately, causing interference.
    Could you please repeat your last transmission? Another station was doubling with you.

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Was die in der KategorieENGLISH - SEE ALSO
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English - See Also

* quadruple * quintuple * sextuple * single * triple

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

From Old French _doble_, from Latin _duplus_.

From Old French doble, from Latin duplus.

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - PRONUNCIATION
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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /dubl/

  • IPA(key): /dubl/

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - ADJECTIVE
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French - Adjective

DOUBLE (_masculine and feminine_, _plural_ DOUBLES) * double (all meanings) Il s'agit d'une phrase

double (masculine and feminine, plural doubles)

  1. double (all meanings)
    Il s'agit d'une phrase

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - NOUN
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French - Noun

DOUBLE

double

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - VERB
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French - Verb

DOUBLE * first-person singular present indicative of _doubler_ * third-person singular present indicative of _doubler_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _doubler_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _doubler_ * second-person singular imperative of _doubler_

double

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doubler
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doubler
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doubler
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of doubler
  5. second-person singular imperative of doubler

Was die in der KategorieFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* “double” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).


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