doubled doubled  /ˈdə bəld/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) twice as great or many

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Rocketing food prices some of which have more than doubled in two years have sparked riots in numerous countries recently.
  2. From the Department of Inscrutable Data Points comes word that e-book sales for Amazon's Kindle its digital reading device-have doubled during the past two months.
  3. Researchers at England's West Midlands Health Protection Agency found that in less than a decade, STD rates had more than doubled among people ages 45 and older.

News

  1. Imperial Brown celebrates first anniversary, doubled growth

    The company formed by the merger of a Salisbury commercial freezer and cooler manufacturer and a West Coast counterpart has doubled its workforce in the past year, and could do that again, a company official says.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Salisbury Post

  2. Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3

    a-doubled for Ziegler in the 8th. b-was hit by a pitch for Guerrier in the 8th.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KENS 5 San Antonio

  3. NHL conference finals' viewership doubles from '12

    The NHL conference finals' television viewership more than doubled from last year. With three large-market teams and three clubs with recent histories of luring audiences, the Blackhawks-Kings and Bruins-Penguins ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Because people were stuck in old ways of doing business, it's been like pulling teeth," Gates said of his prodding. "While we've doubled this capability in recent months, it is still not good enough."
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We are not going to get relief by turning back to the very same policies that for the last eight years doubled the national debt and threw our economy into a tailspin," Obama said - an implicit criticism of the GOP that was in power during that...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "There was an article recently that said iTunes sales have slowed dramatically. I don't know what date they're looking at," said Jobs. "What we see is iTunes sales were really up this year. We doubled the number of songs we sold in 2006. We...
    on Jan 9, 2007 By: Steve Jobs Source: InfoWorld

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