doubling doubling  /ˈdə bə lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) increase by a factor of two
  2. (n) raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

Usage(s):

  1. I simply saw they were doubling every year and blindly said they would keep doubling.
  2. It insists that Hmong are doubling as bandits.
  3. Early in 1913, in the confusing days of the Balkan wars, he was traveling through the Balkans with a small circus, doubling as sword swallower and magician.

News

  1. U.S. Weighs Doubling Leverage Standard for Biggest Banks

    U.S. regulators are considering doubling a minimum capital requirement for the largest banks, which could force some of them to halt dividend payments.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Konami Gaming Doubling Size Of Las Vegas Headquarters

    Konami Gaming is more than doubling the size of its Las Vegas-based North American headquarters, signaling a potential challenge to the industry's largest slot machine manufacturers. The company, a subsidiary of the Japan-based Konami Corp., began the
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  3. Senators Scramble to Prevent Doubling of Student-Loan Rates

    As the clock ticks down toward the doubling of some student-loan interest rates, a group of senators has been scrambling to come to an agreement to solve the problem.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: National Journal via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Obama said that when it comes to fiscal responsibility, "it's a little hard for me to take criticism from folks about this recovery package after they've presided over a doubling of the national debt."
    on Feb 9, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: CNN International

  2. "Based on a rough analysis, we estimate that a doubling of food prices over the last three years could potentially push 100 million people in low-income countries deeper into poverty," World Bank president Robert Zoellick said at the end of the...
    on Apr 13, 2008 By: Robert Zoellick Source: AFP

  3. Former US President Bill Clinton said: "Blair revitalized his party, modernized his country's economy and its approach to social problems, took the lead on global issues from climate change to debt relief to doubling aid to Africa, to the quest for...
    on May 10, 2007 By: Bill Clinton Source: International Herald Tribune

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