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  • n  a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • n  a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable
  • n  someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    he could be Gingrich's double
  • n  a quantity that is twice as great as another
    36 is the double of 18
  • n  raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    I decided his double was a bluff
  • v  increase twofold
    The population doubled within 50 years
  • v  hit a two-base hit
  • v  bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    He doubled and vomited violently
  • v  do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
    She doubles as his wife and secretary
  • v  bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)
  • v  make or do or perform again
  • s  having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    a double (or dual) role for an actor
    every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison
  • s  consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    an egg with a double yolk
    a double (binary) star
    double doors
    duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
  • s  twice as great or many
    ate a double portion
    the dose is doubled
  • a  used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements
    double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical
  • a  used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis
  • s  large enough for two
    a double bed
    a double room
  • s  having two meanings with intent to deceive
    a sly double meaning
  • r  downward and forward
    he was bent double with pain
  • r  two together
    some people sleep better double
  • r  to double the degree
    his eyes were double bright

  • If the double tax on Social Security were eliminated, Michael Kasprzak and Betty Williams would save $1600.
  • And that structure a "double helix" that can "unzip" to make copies of itself confirmed suspicions that DNA carries life's hereditary information.
  • 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.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 22, 2013 - Seattle Times
  • '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
    June 21, 2013 -
  • 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 ...
    June 21, 2013 - Albany Times Union

  • Bryan Cranston in Washington Post
    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...
  • Dermot Ahern in New York Times
    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."
  • Jason Kidd in SBR Forum
    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."

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