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'double' - used as an adjective
Synonyms for 'double'
1. having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
a double role for an actor
every episode has its double and treble meaning
2. consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
an egg with a double yolk
a double (binary) star
double doors
duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
3. twice as great or many
ate a double portion
4. used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical
5. used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
6. large enough for two
a double bed
a double room
7. having two meanings with intent to deceive
a sly double meaning

'double' - used as a adverb
8. downward and forward
he was bent double with pain
9. two together
some people sleep better double
10. to double the degree
his eyes were double bright

'double' - used as a noun
11. a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
he hit a double to deep centerfield
12. a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable
13. someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
he could be Gingrich's double
14. a quantity that is twice as great as another
36 is the double of 18
15. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
I decided his double was a bluff

'double' - used as a verb
16. increase twofold
The population doubled within 50 years
17. hit a two-base hit
18. bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
He doubled and vomited violently
19. do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
She doubles as his wife and secretary
20. bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
21. make or do or perform again

derived forms
1. Double / Plural
doubles
2. Double / Past
doubled
3. Double / Third Person
doubles
4. Double / Present Participle
doubling
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