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Noun: doubles  dú-bulz
  1. Badminton played with two players on each side
  2. Tennis played with two players on each side
Noun: double  dú-bul
  1. A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    "he hit a double to deep centerfield";
    - two-base hit, two-bagger, two-baser
  2. A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    "his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable";
    - stunt man, stunt woman
  3. Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)
    "he could be Gingrich's double";
    - image, look-alike
  4. A quantity that is twice as great as another
    "36 is the double of 18"
  5. Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2
    "I decided his double was a bluff";
    - doubling
  6. A room (e.g. in a hotel) with a double bed
    "Do you have a double for tonight?";
    - double room
Verb: double  dú-bul
  1. Increase twofold
    "The population doubled within 50 years";
    - duplicate
  2. (baseball) hit a two-base hit
  3. Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    "He doubled and vomited violently";
    - double over, double up
  4. Do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions
    "She doubles as his wife and secretary"
  5. (bridge) make a demand for (a card or suit)
  6. Make, do or perform again
    "He could never double his brilliant performance of the magic trick";
    - duplicate, reduplicate, repeat, replicate

See also: double up

Type of: backup, backup man, badminton, base hit, bend, bid, call, fill-in, flex, function, go, hit, individual, lawn tennis, manifold, mortal, multiple, multiply, operate, person, raise, relief, reliever, reproduce, run, safety, somebody, someone, soul, stand-in, substitute, tennis, work

Part of: card game, cards

Encyclopedia: Doubles

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