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Definition of doble

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1. double [ n ] a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
Examples: he hit a double to deep centerfield"

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

Three were doubles , Brooks_Robinson getting a pair and Marv_Breeding one .

In the ninth , Robinson led off with his second double of the night , a blast off the fence 375 feet deep into left .

Then Robinson slammed a long double to left center to score both runners .

`` Take a ride on this one '' , Brooks_Robinson greeted Hansen as the Bird third_sacker grabbed a bat , headed for the plate and bounced a third inning two run double off the left centerfield wall tonight .

It was the first of two doubles by Robinson , who was in a mood to celebrate .

Synonyms double two-baser two-bagger two-base_hit Related Terms base_hit line-drive_double

2. double [ v ] increase twofold
Examples: "The population doubled within 50 years"

Used in print:

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

Gracias '' , I hollered , my first long swallow filling me with confidence and immediately doubling the size of my Spanish vocabulary .

Synonyms double duplicate Related Terms multiply redouble geminate parlay

3. double [ a ] having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
Examples: "a double (or dual) role for an actor" "the office of a clergyman is twofold public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson

Used in print:

(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)

Mark asked , and Abel lifted his eyes from the double lines in the middle of the road , the twin white ribbons which the car swallowed rapidly as it ascended the crest of the hill and came_down .

Synonyms double twofold treble threefold dual Related Terms multiple

4. double [ a ] consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
Examples: "an egg with a double yolk" "a double (binary) star" "double doors" "dual controls for pilot and copilot" "duple (or double) time consists of a multiple of two beats to a measure"

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The Lenin tomb is obviously adequate for double occupancy , Moscow is a crowded city , and the creed of communism deplores waste .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

They went to the Flea_Market , expecting to find the treasures of Europe , and found instead a duplication of that long double row of booths in Tours .

(Evan Esar, Humorous English; a guide to comic ,...)

The double meaning in the anatomical made it a familiar vaudeville device , as in the gags of Weber and Fields .

Indefinite reference also carries double meaning where an allusion to one person or thing seems to refer to another .

Another brand of indefinite reference arises out of the use of the double verb .

Synonyms double dual duple Related Terms multiple

5. double [ a ] twice as great or many
Examples: "ate a double portion" "the dose is doubled" "a twofold increase"

Used in print:

(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

In some neighborhood of an isolated tangent point in the f-plane , say **f , the function **f is either double valued or has no values defined , except at the tangent point itself , where it is single valued .

In the third category the function is double valued in this interval .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

She was the only kind of Negro Laura_Andrus would want around : independent , unservile , probably charging double what ordinary maids did for housework - and doubly efficient .

Synonyms double twofold doubled Related Terms multiple

6. double [ v ] hit a two-base hit, in baseball

Used in print:

(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)

The Orioles got a run in the first inning when Breeding , along with Robinson , the two Birds who got a pair of hits , doubled to right center , moved to third on Russ_Snyder 's single to right and crossed on Kunkel 's wild_pitch into the dirt in_front of the plate .

(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)

The Bears added two more in the fifth when McAuliffe dropped a double into the leftfield corner , Paschal doubled down the rightfield line and Cooke singled off Phil_Shartzer 's glove .

Synonyms double Related Terms hit baseball

7. double [ v ] bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
Examples: "He doubled and vomited violently"

Used in print:

(Jim Thompson, The Transgressors....)

Then , as he doubled , gasping , vomiting the breakfast he had so lately eaten , Lord straightened him with an uppercut .

Synonyms double double_up double_over Related Terms bend

8. double [ v ] do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
Examples: "She doubles as his wife and secretary"

Used in print:

(Hal Kelly, "Build Hotei"...)

The aft cockpit has a * * f storage bin over six feet long that doubles as a seat .

Synonyms double Related Terms go

9. double [ a ] (botany; of flowers) having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
Examples: "double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical"

Synonyms double Related Terms single botany

10. double [ r ] to double the degree
Examples: "she was doubly rewarded" "his eyes were double bright"

Synonyms twice doubly double

11. double [ v ] make or do or perform again
Examples: "He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick"

Synonyms repeat duplicate replicate double reduplicate Related Terms reproduce recapitulate reduplicate copy repetition replication repeater recidivist

12. double [ r ] downward and forward
Examples: "he was bent double with pain"

Synonyms double

13. double [ a ] having two meanings with intent to deceive
Examples: "a sly double meaning" "spoke with forked tongue"

Synonyms forked double Related Terms equivocal

14. double [ n ] a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
Examples: "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable"

Synonyms stunt_man stunt_woman double Related Terms stand-in

15. double [ n ] someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
Examples: "he could be Gingrich's double" "she's the very image of her mother"

Synonyms image look-alike double Related Terms person ringer

16. double [ a ] (genetics) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

Synonyms double bivalent Related Terms univalent multivalent genetics valence

17. double [ a ] large enough for two
Examples: "a double bed" "a double room"

Synonyms double Related Terms large

18. double [ r ] two together
Examples: "some people sleep better double"

Synonyms double

19. double [ n ] a quantity that is twice as great as another
Examples: "36 is the double of 18"

Synonyms double Related Terms multiple duplicate

20. double [ v ] bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

Synonyms double Related Terms bid doubling

21. Double [ n ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 27774

Synonyms Double

22. double [ n ] raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
Examples: "I decided his double was a bluff"

Synonyms double doubling Related Terms raise card_game

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