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Definizione monolingua double



double (third-person singular simple present doubles, present participle doubling, simple past and past participle doubled)

  1. To multiply by two
    The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.
  2. To fold over so as to make two folds
    To make a pleat, double the material at the waist.
  3. (baseball) To get a two-base hit
    The batter doubled into the corner.
  4. (transitive) (sometimes followed by up) To clench (a fist).
  5. (transitive) (often followed by together or up) To join or couple.
  6. (transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.
  7. (intransitive) To play two parts or serve two roles.
  8. (intransitive) To turn sharply; following a winding course.
  9. (nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).
    • 1719- Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
      ...though the island itself was not very large...I found a great ledge of rocks lie out about two leagues into the that I was obliged to go a great way out to sea to double the point.
  10. (music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.
  11. (music, intransitive, usually followed by ""on"") To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
  12. (bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.
  13. (billiards, snooker, pool) To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.
  14. (intransitive) (foll. by for) To act as substitute.
  15. (intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.
  16. (intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.
    Our earnings have doubled in the last year.
  17. (transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two.
    Sorry, this store does not double coupons.

double (plural doubles)

  1. Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
  2. A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes
    Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.
  3. A drink with two portions of alcohol
    On second thought, make that a double.
  4. (baseball) A two-base hit
    The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.
  5. A ghostly apparition of a living person; doppelgänger.
  6. A sharp turn, especially a return on ones own tracks.
  7. (bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.
  8. (billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.
  9. A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
  10. (darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.
  11. (darts) A hit on this ring.
  12. (dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) in both sides.
  13. (computing, programming) Short form of double-precision floating-point number.
    The sin() function returns a double.
  14. (soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.
  15. (sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game.
    • 2010 December 28, Owen Phillips, “Sunderland 0 - 2 Blackpool”, BBC:
      DJ Campbell grabbed a second-half double as Blackpool made Sunderland pay for a host of missed chances to secure a fifth away league win of the season.

double (not comparable)

  1. Made up of two matching or complementary elements
    The closet has double doors.
  2. Twice the quantity
    Give me a double serving of mashed potatoes.
  3. Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family
    Hes my double cousin as my mothers sister married my fathers brother.
  4. Designed for two users.
    a double room
  5. Folded in two; composed of two layers.
  6. Stooping; bent over.
  7. Having two aspects; ambiguous.
    a double meaning
  8. False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
    a double life
  9. Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
  10. (music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.
    a double bass
  11. (music) Of time, twice as fast.

double (not comparable)

  1. Twice over; twofold.
  2. Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)

Definizione italiano>inglese double

  Made up of two matching or complementary elements
  a drink with double amount of alcohol
  Due volte la quantità di.
  Twice the quantity of.
  a person resembling or standing for another
  Una persona che ha molte somiglianze con un'altra persona.
  A person who resembles another person perfectly.
  Made up of two matching or complementary elements
  Moltiplicare per due.
  To multiply by two.
  Diventare due volte più grande.
  To become twice as great.
due volte

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