double

The Correct spelling is: double

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How do you spell double?. It is not doulbe

  • adj.
    1. Twice as much in size, strength, number, or amount: a double dose.
    2. Composed of two like parts: double doors.
    3. Composed of two unlike parts; dual: a double meaning; a double role for an actor.
    4. Accommodating or designed for two: a double bed; a double room.
    5. Characterized by duplicity; deceitful: speak with a double tongue.
    6. Botany. Having many more than the usual number of petals, usually in a crowded or an overlapping arrangement: a double chrysanthemum.
    n.
    1. Something increased twofold.
    2. One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.
      1. An actor's understudy.
      2. An actor who takes the place of another actor in scenes requiring special skills or preparations: a stunt double; a body double.
    3. An apparition; a wraith.
      1. A sharp turn in a direction of movement; a reversal.
      2. A sharp, often devious change in position or argument; a shift.
    4. doubles Sports. A form of a game, such as tennis or handball, having two players on each side.
    5. Baseball. See two-base hit.
    6. Games.
      1. A bid in bridge indicating strength to one's partner; a request for a bid.
      2. A bid doubling one's opponent's bid in bridge, thus increasing the penalty for failure to fulfill the contract.
      3. A hand justifying such a bid.

    v., -bled, -bling, -bles.

    v.tr.
    1. To make twice as great.
    2. To be twice as much as: doubled the score of his opponent.
    3. To fold in two.
    4. To clench (one's fist).
    5. To duplicate; repeat.
    6. To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.
    7. Baseball.
      1. To cause the scoring of (a run) by hitting a two-base hit.
      2. To advance or score (a runner) by hitting a two-base hit.
    8. Baseball. To put out (a runner) as the second part of a double play.
    9. Games. To challenge (an opponent's bid) with a double in bridge.
    10. Music. To duplicate (another part or voice) an octave higher or lower or in unison.
    11. Nautical. To sail around: double a cape.
    v.intr.
    1. To be increased twofold: The debt soon doubled.
    2. To turn sharply or all the way around; reverse one's course: had to double back to touch the missed base.
    3. To serve in an additional capacity: a frying pan that doubles as a pie tin; a conductor who doubles as a pianist.
    4. To replace an actor in the actor's absence or in a certain scene.
    5. Baseball. To hit a two-base hit.
    6. Games. To announce a double in bridge.
    adv.
    1. To twice the amount or extent; doubly: paid double for the customized car.
    2. Two together; in pairs: sleeping double.
    3. In two: bent double.
    phrasal verb:

    double up

    1. To bend suddenly, as in pain or laughter.
    2. To share accommodations meant for one person.

    idiom:

    on (or at) the double

    1. Immediately.
    2. In double time.

    [Middle English, from Old French, from Latin duplus.]

    doubleness dou'ble·ness n.


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