Meaning of DOUBLE in English

DOUBLE

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʌb(ə)l ]

( doubles, doubling, doubled)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

You use double to indicate that something includes or is made of two things of the same kind.

...a pair of double doors into the room from the new entrance hall.

...a lone skier gliding along smooth double tracks.

ADJ : ADJ n

2.

You use double before a singular noun to refer to two things of the same type that occur together, or that are connected in some way.

...an extremely nasty double murder...

ADJ : ADJ n

3.

If something is double the amount or size of another thing, it is twice as large.

The offer was to start a new research laboratory at double the salary he was then getting...

= twice

≠ half

PREDET : PREDET the n

Double is also a pronoun.

If they think you’re a tourist, they charge you double.

PRON

4.

You use double to describe something which is twice the normal size or can hold twice the normal quantity of something.

...a double helping of ice cream.

...a large double garage...

ADJ

5.

A double room is a room intended for two people, usually a couple, to stay or live in.

...bed and breakfast for £180 for two people in a double room.

ADJ : usu ADJ n

Double is also a noun.

The Great Western Hotel costs around £60 a night for a double.

N-COUNT

6.

A double bed is a bed that is wide enough for two people to sleep in.

ADJ : ADJ n

7.

You use double to describe a drink that is twice the normal measure.

He was drinking his double whiskey too fast and scowling.

ADJ : ADJ n

Double is also a noun.

Give me a whisky, a double.

N-COUNT

8.

Double is used when you are spelling a word or telling someone a number to show that a letter or digit is repeated.

Ring four two double two double two if you’d like to speak to our financial adviser.

ADJ : ADJ n

9.

When something doubles or when you double it, it becomes twice as great in number, amount, or size.

The number of managers must double to 100 within 3 years...

The program will double the amount of money available to help pay for child care.

VERB : V , V n

10.

If you refer to someone as a person’s double , you mean that they look exactly like them.

Your mother sees you as her double.

N-COUNT : poss N

11.

If a person or thing doubles as someone or something else, they have a second job or purpose as well as their main one.

Lots of homes in town double as businesses.

VERB : V as n

Double up means the same as double .

The lids of the casserole dishes are designed to double up as baking dishes.

PHRASAL VERB : V P as n

12.

In tennis or badminton, when people play doubles , two teams consisting of two players on each team play against each other on the same court.

N-UNCOUNT

13.

If you are bent double , the top half of your body is bent downwards so that your head is close to your knees.

Pickers are bent double, plucking each flower with lightning speed.

PHRASE : v-link PHR

14.

If you are seeing double , there is something wrong with your eyes, and you can see two images instead of one.

I was dizzy, seeing double.

PHRASE : V inflects

15.

in double figures: see figure

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