adv twice; doubly.
2. double ·noun double beer; strong beer.
3. double ·noun an old term for a variation, as in bach's suites.
4. double ·vi to play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
5. double ·adj to unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
6. double ·noun a game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
7. double ·noun that which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
8. double ·vi to set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
9. double ·adj being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
10. double ·noun twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
11. double ·adj to be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
12. double ·noun something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. hence, a wraith.
13. double ·adj to pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
14. double ·adj twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, ·etc.
15. double ·noun a player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
xvi. double ·vi to return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
xvii. double ·adj divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
xviii. double ·noun among compositors, a doublet (see doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
xix. double ·noun a turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
xx. double ·vi to be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
xxi. double ·noun a feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.
xxii. double ·adj to increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
xxiii. double ·add. ·noun a person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (obs.) transcript;
now chiefly used of persons. hence, a wraith.
xxiv. double ·adj having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. the white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
xxv. double ·adj to make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist;
often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.