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Definition of "double" []

  • Twice as much in size, strength, number, or amount: a double dose. (adjective)
  • Composed of two like parts: double doors. (adjective)
  • Composed of two unlike parts; dual: a double meaning; a double role for an actor. (adjective)
  • Accommodating or designed for two: a double bed; a double room. (adjective)
  • Characterized by duplicity; deceitful: speak with a double tongue. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "double" in a sentence
  • ""Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially --," 1 Tim.v. 17: whether we take _double honor_ here for reverence or maintenance, or both; yet how can we esteem the _elders ruling well worthy of double honor_ without some submission to their rule?"
  • "Restaurants should price LI bottles at much less than double retail while non-LI selections could be double+."
  • "The term double knitting DK came to the United States from Britain and refers to a weight of yarn that is between a worsted and a sportweight."