double

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double is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
double

Pronunciation[change]

Adjective[change]

Positive
double

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. (usually before the noun) A double door, window, etc. includes two of the same kind.
    We opened the double door to let the piano come in.
    Call me at 519-double three double seven.
  2. (usually before the noun) A double accident, murder, etc, is two events that happen together or are somehow connected.
    With the double wedding, Sunday was the busiest day of the year.
  3. If something is double, it is 100% bigger than something else.
    The new computer was double the cost of the old one.
    I'll have a double coffee.
    Usually we see about seventy people a day, but yesterday it was double.
  4. (usually before the noun) A double thing is for two people.
    They slept together in a double bed, while James slept in a single in the other room.

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Verb[change]

Plain form
double

Third-person singular
doubles

Past tense
doubled

Past participle
doubled

Present participle
doubling

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something doubles, it grows by 100%.
    The price of gold has almost doubled in the last month from $407 to $792.
    We need to double the number of people buying it.
  2. (intransitive) If something doubles as something else, it has both roles.
    The kitchen doubles as our dining room.
  3. (intransitive) If something doubles up/over, it folds in half.
  4. (intransitive) If two people double up, they stay or work together.

Noun[change]

Singular
double

Plural
doubles

  1. Somebody's double is another person who looks very similar to them.
  2. In baseball, a double is a hit that allows the runner to move to second base.

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