double double  /ˈdə bəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
  2. (n) a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
  3. (n) someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
  4. (n) a quantity that is twice as great as another
  5. (n) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
  6. (v) increase twofold
  7. (v) hit a two-base hit
  8. (v) bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
  9. (v) do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
  10. (v) bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
  11. (v) make or do or perform again
  12. (adj) having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities
  13. (adj) consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
  14. (adj) twice as great or many
  15. (adj) used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
  16. (adj) used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  17. (adj) large enough for two
  18. (adj) having two meanings with intent to deceive
  19. (adv) downward and forward
  20. (adv) two together
  21. (adv) to double the degree

Usage(s):

  1. So while their double-helix model seemed to make biochemical sense and agreed with what was already known, a wiser man might have toned down his rhetoric.
  2. If the double tax on Social Security were eliminated, Michael Kasprzak and Betty Williams would save $1600.
  3. Cinema theatres that show double features make more money than single-feature theatres.

News

  1. Hanford double-wall tank may be leaking ‘screaming hot’ N-waste

    A double-shelled tank holding more than 850,000 gallons of highly radioactive wastes may be leaking through both of its protective layers at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Eastern Washington.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. 'Double Click' by Lisa Becker

    Renee Greene is back in Double Click by Lisa Becker and is no longer searching the web and Jewish dating sites for her next date disappointment. read more
    on June 21, 2013     Source: TheCelebrityCafe.com

  3. Double dose of Wright's might

    Double dose of Wright's might Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:08 am, Friday, June 21, 2013 David Wright hit two solo homers, New York's bullpen pitched five-plus scoreless innings and the Mets overcame an injury to starter Jonathon Niese in a 4-3 victory over the ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union

Quotes

  1. "It's a double celebration," said Cranston. "It's my 21st anniversary today. However, when I turned to my wife and said, 'Is being nominated enough of an anniversary present for you?' And she said, 'No.' I went, 'OK. I'll be right back.' We...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bryan Cranston Source: Washington Post

  2. "Millions of people worldwide saw it was a blatant double hand ball, not to mention a double offside," Ahern said. "We should put the powers that be in the cozy world of FIFA on the spot and demand a replay."
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Dermot Ahern Source: New York Times

  3. "It used to be if I got a triple-double, that was an automatic win," Kidd said to ESPN. "That's just not the case now. We tried to make this work. We've found out it doesn't. It's time for us all to move on."
    on Oct 18, 2007 By: Jason Kidd Source: SBR Forum

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