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Webster 1913 Edition


Doublet

Doub′let

,
Noun.
[In sense 3, OF.
doublet
; in sense 4, F.
doublet
, dim. of
double
double. See
Double
,
Adj.
]
1.
Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
2.
(Print.)
A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
3.
A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century.
4.
(Lapidary Work)
A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color between them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone.
5.
(Opt.)
An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
W. H. Wollaston.
6.
pl.
(See No. 1.)
Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost;
as, to throw
doublets
.
7.
pl.
[Cf. Pr.
doblier
,
dobler
draughtboard.]
A game somewhat like backgammon.
Halliwell.
8.
One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from;
as, crypt and grot are
doublets
; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc.

Webster 1828 Edition


Doublet

DOUBLET

,
Noun.
1.
The inner garment of a man; a waistcoat or vest.
2.
Two; a pair.
3.
Among lapidaries, a counterfeit stone composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color between them, so that they have the same appearance as if the whole substance of the crystal were colored.

Definition 2022


doublet

doublet

English

Noun

doublet (plural doublets)

  1. A man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves. Men in Europe wore doublets from the 1400s to the 1600s.
  2. A pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
  3. (linguistics) One of two or more different words in a language derived from the same origin but coming by different routes (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or yard and garden in English).
  4. (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
  5. (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
  6. (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
  7. (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of 1/2, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, -1/2 and +1/2.
  8. (computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes
  9. (botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii
  10. A word ladder puzzle.
  11. An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
    • 1855, Hermann Schacht, Frederick Currey, The Microscope
      The doublet generally used is that invented by Dr. Wollaston, and consists of two plano-convex lenses placed with their convex sides towards the eye []
  12. Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
    to throw doublets
  13. (uncountable) A game somewhat like backgammon.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)

Quotations

jacket
  • 1602 : Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 2 scene 1 line 75
    Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced,
  • 1819, Washington Irving, The Sketch Book, Rip Van Winkle:
    He was a stout old gentleman, with a weather-beaten countenance; he wore a laced doublet, broad belt and hanger, high-crowned hat and feather, red stockings, and high-heeled shoes, with roses in them.

Translations

See also

Coefficient Noun Result
1 single singlet
2 double doublet
twin
3 triple triplet
4 quadruple quadruplet
5 quintuple
pentuple
quintuplet
pentuplet
6 sextuple
hextuple
sextuplet
hextuplet
7 septuple
heptuple
septuplet
heptuplet
8 octuple octuplet
9 nonuple nonuplet
10 decuple decuplet
11 undecuple
hendecuple
undecuplet
hendecuplet
12 duodecuple duodecuplet
13 tredecuple tredecuplet
100 centuple centuplet
many multiple multiplet