Webster 1913 Edition
Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
doubleportion of thy spirit be upon me.
2 Kings ii. 9.
Darkness and tempest make a
Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
[Let] The swan, on still St. Mary’s lake,
double, swan and shadow.
Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
doubleheart do they speak.
Ps. xii. 2.
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.
☞ Double is often used as the first part of a compound word, generally denoting two ways, or twice the number, quantity, force, etc., twofold, or having two.
Double base, or
the largest and lowest-toned instrument in the violin form; the contrabasso or violone.–
that species of counterpoint or composition, in which two of the parts may be inverted, by setting one of them an octave higher or lower.–
a court laid out for four players, two on each side.–
a reference mark (‡) next to the dagger (†) in order; a diesis.–
a large drum that is beaten at both ends.–
a gold coin of the United States having the value of 20 dollars.–
a floor in which binding joists support flooring joists above and ceiling joists below. See Illust. of Double-framed floor.–
a double floor having girders into which the binding joists are framed.–
a fugue on two subjects.–
Two letters on one shank; a ligature.
A mail requiring double postage.–
a note of double the length of the semibreve; a breve. See–
an interval composed of two octaves, or fifteen notes, in diatonic progression; a fifteenth.–
a play by which two players are put out at the same time.–
a plea alleging several matters in answer to the declaration, where either of such matters alone would be a sufficient bar to the action.
a point of a curve at which two branches cross each other. Conjugate or isolated points of a curve are called–
double points, since they possess most of the properties of
Conjugate). They are also called
acnodes, and those points where the branches of the curve really cross are called
crunodes. The extremity of a cusp is also a
Duplex querela, under
A mixed salt of any polybasic acid which has been saturated by different bases or basic radicals, as the double carbonate of sodium and potassium,.
A molecular combination of two distinct salts, as common alum, which consists of the sulphate of aluminium, and the sulphate of potassium or ammonium.–
a low, noisy dance.–
a double standard of monetary values; i. e., a gold standard and a silver standard, both of which are made legal tender.–
two stars so near to each other as to be seen separate only by means of a telescope. Such stars may be only optically near to each other, or may be physically connected so that they revolve round their common center of gravity, and in the latter case are called also binary stars.–
a window having two sets of glazed sashes with an air space between them.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
doubler, fr. L.
To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two;
doublea sum of money; to
doublea number, or length
Doublesix thousand, and then treble that.
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; to clinch, as the fist; – often followed by up;
doublethe leaf of a book, and the like
doubleup a sheet of paper or cloth
Then the old man
Was wroth, and
Was wroth, and
doubledup his hands.
To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
Thus reënforced, against the adverse fleet,
doublingours, brave Rupert leads the way.
To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
Sailing along the coast, the
doubledthe promontory of Carthage.
To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
'T is observed in particular nations, that within the space of three hundred years, notwithstanding all casualties, the number of men
To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
Doublingand turning like a hunted hare.
doublingwith laborious walk.
To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
What penalty and danger you accrue,
If you be found to
If you be found to
To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
To double upon
to inclose between two fires.
Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
If the thief be found, let him pay
Ex. xxii. 7.
Among compositors, a doublet (see
Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
Rolled up in sevenfold
A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
These men are too well acquainted with the chase to be flung off by any false steps or
A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy;
(Obs.)transcript; – now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.
My charming friend . . . has, I am almost sure, a
double, who preaches his afternoon sermons for him.
Double beer; strong beer.
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.
A game between two pairs of players;
as, a first prize for.
An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Two of a sort together; one corresponding to the other; being in pairs; as double chickens in the same egg; double leaves connected by one petiole.
2.Twice as much; containing the same quantity or length repeated.
Take double money in your hand. Genesis 53.
Let a double portion of thy spirit be on me. 2 Kings 2.
With to; as, the amount is double to what I expected.
3.Having one added to another; as a double chin.
4.Twofold; also, of two kinds.
Darkness and tempest make a double night.
5.Two in number; as double sight or sound. [See No. 1.]
6.Deceitful; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret.
And with double heart do they speak. Psalm 12.
I was double their age.