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Definition 1: a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base - [noun denoting act]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hit a double to deep centerfield

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

(... is a kind of double ) a double resulting from a line drive

Definition 2: raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2 - [noun denoting act]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I decided his double was a bluff

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) increasing the size of a bet (as in poker)

"I'll see your raise and double it"

(... is part of double) a game played with playing cards

Definition 3: a quantity that is twice as great as another - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 36 is the double of 18

(double is a kind of ...) the product of a quantity by an integer

"36 is a multiple of 9"

Definition 4: someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could be Gingrich's double
  • she's the very image of her mother

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of double ) a person who is almost identical to another

Definition 5: a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts - [noun denoting person]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) someone who takes the place of another (as when things get dangerous or difficult)

"the star had a stand-in for dangerous scenes" "we need extra employees for summer fill-ins"

Definition 6: increase twofold - [verb of change]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The population doubled within 50 years

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) combine or increase by multiplication

"He managed to multiply his profits"

(... is a kind of double ) double again

"The noise doubled and redoubled"

(... is a kind of double ) arrange or combine in pairs

"The consonants are geminated in these words"

Definition 7: hit a two-base hit - [verb of contact]

(double is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(double belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 8: do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions - [verb of contact]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She doubles as his wife and secretary

(double is a kind of ...) perform as expected when applied

"The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in" "Does this old car still run well?" "This old radio doesn't work anymore"

Definition 9: make or do or perform again - [verb of creation]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) make a copy or equivalent of

"reproduce the painting"

(... is a kind of double ) reproduce or make an exact copy of

"replicate the cell" "copy the genetic information"

(... is a kind of double ) repeat stages of evolutionary development during the embryonic phase of life

(... is a kind of double ) form by reduplication

"The consonant reduplicates after a short vowel" "The morpheme can be reduplicated to emphasize the meaning of the word"

Definition 10: bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain - [verb of motion]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He doubled and vomited violently

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is a kind of ...) form a curve

"The stick does not bend"

Definition 11: bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit) - [verb of possession]

(double is a kind of ...) make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

"He called his trump"

Definition 12: used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(... are attributes of double) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

(double belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 13: used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical

(double belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

Definition 14: to double the degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was doubly rewarded
  • his eyes were double bright

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

Definition 15: two together - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some people sleep better double

Definition 16: downward and forward - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was bent double with pain

Definition 17: having two meanings with intent to deceive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sly double meaning
  • spoke with forked tongue

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is similar to ...) open to two or more interpretations; or of uncertain nature or significance; or (often) intended to mislead

"an equivocal statement" "the polling had a complex and equivocal (or ambiguous) message for potential female candidates" "the officer's equivocal behavior increased the victim's uneasiness" "popularity is an equivocal crown" "an equivocal response to an embarrassing question"

Definition 18: large enough for two - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a double bed
  • a double room

(double is similar to ...) above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a large city" "set out for the big city" "a large sum" "a big (or large) barn" "a large family" "big businesses" "a big expenditure" "a large number of newspapers" "a big group of scientists" "large areas of the world"

Definition 19: twice as great or many - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ate a double portion
  • the dose is doubled
  • a twofold increase

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is similar to ...) having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

"multiple birth" "multiple ownership" "made multiple copies of the speech" "his multiple achievements in public life" "her multiple personalities" "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

Definition 20: consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is similar to ...) having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

"multiple birth" "multiple ownership" "made multiple copies of the speech" "his multiple achievements in public life" "her multiple personalities" "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

Definition 21: having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where double or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a double (or dual) role for an actor
  • the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
  • every episode has its double and treble meaning

Synonyms for double in the sense of this definition

(double is similar to ...) having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

"multiple birth" "multiple ownership" "made multiple copies of the speech" "his multiple achievements in public life" "her multiple personalities" "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

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