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    Definition
    (noun) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    Example Sentence
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
    Definition
    (noun) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    Synonyms : stunt man , stunt woman
    Example Sentence
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable
    Definition
    (noun) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    Synonyms : image , look-alike
    Example Sentence
    • he could be Gingrich's double
    • she's the very image of her mother
    Definition
    (noun) a quantity that is twice as great as another
    Example Sentence
    • 36 is the double of 18
    Definition
    (noun) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    Synonyms : doubling
    Example Sentence
    • I decided his double was a bluff
    Definition
    (verb) increase twofold
    Synonyms : duplicate
    Example Sentence
    • The population doubled within 50 years
    Definition
    (verb) hit a two-base hit Definition
    (verb) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    Synonyms : double over , double up
    Example Sentence
    • He doubled and vomited violently
    Definition
    (verb) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
    Example Sentence
    • She doubles as his wife and secretary
    Definition
    (verb) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit) Definition
    (verb) make or do or perform again
    Example Sentence
    • He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick
    Definition
    (adj) having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
    Example Sentence
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning
    Definition
    (adj) consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    Synonyms : dual , duple
    Example Sentence
    • an egg with a double yolk
    • a double (binary) star
    • double doors
    • dual controls for pilot and copilot
    • duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
    Definition
    (adj) twice as great or many
    Synonyms : doubled , two-fold , twofold
    Example Sentence
    • ate a double portion
    • the dose is doubled
    • a twofold increase
    Definition
    (adj) used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
    Example Sentence
    • double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical
    Definition
    (adj) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
    Synonyms : bivalent
    Definition
    (adj) large enough for two
    Example Sentence
    • a double bed
    • a double room
    Definition
    (adj) having two meanings with intent to deceive
    Synonyms : forked
    Example Sentence
    • a sly double meaning
    • spoke with forked tongue
    Definition
    (adv) downward and forward
    Example Sentence
    • he was bent double with pain
    Definition
    (adv) two together
    Example Sentence
    • some people sleep better double
    Definition
    (adv) to double the degree
    Synonyms : doubly , twice
    Example Sentence
    • she was doubly rewarded
    • his eyes were double bright
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