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Synonyms for double

multiply by two

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fold up or over

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  • fold up or over
  • turn up or over
  • tuck back or over
  • bend back or over
  • dubL

at or on the double

double as something or someone

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  • function as
  • serve as
  • serve the purpose of

Synonyms for double

twice as much or as large

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consisting of two identical or similar related things, parts, or elements

composed of two parts or things

being or acting so as to conceal one's real intentions

one exactly resembling another

one of a matched pair of things

to make or become twice as great

to bend together or make a crease in so that one part lies over another

to turn sharply around

Synonyms for double

a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base

a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts

someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor)

a quantity that is twice as great as another

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raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2

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hit a two-base hit

bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain

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do double duty

bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

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having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities

consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs

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twice as great or many

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used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements

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used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

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large enough for two

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having two meanings with intent to deceive

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to double the degree

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References in periodicals archive ?
Mark (1516), Venice's doubleness was physical and material: based improbably on land and at sea, Venice was a puzzle without a clear solution.
What the cases show is how English education and the decisions made in these schools was about more than schooling; the practices of the individuals there reflect the doubleness of a school education that is about living and acting well (as individuals) in a world worth living in (in broader society).
The doubleness of tragic laughter becomes particularly apparent when the theatricality of the play becomes most self-conscious.
This kind of doubleness is inserted into every painting through a horizontal block of color along the bottom edge, often the site of the artist's signature, and reading occasionally as floor or ground--in other it words, as description--but more often as an unobtrusive break in the picture's representational logic.
Instead of calling on external criteria to address the text, theory reconceives the operation of critique as purely internal to the text understood as the bearer of its social determination: as 'deconstruction' (Derrida), the unraveling of the text's own semantic tracery; or as 'resistance' (Foucault), the necessary doubleness of social systems when conceived as closed circuits, or topoi of pure immanence.
The four "stances" or "expectations" Noll presents are doubleness, contingency, particularity, and self-denial.
Her work does not present a singular, indisputable reality or truth, but invites us to arrive at an ethical interpretation of an ambivalently depicted situation; postmodern literary writing enables this precisely because of its privileged doubleness and irony.
Kafka's own "Report to an Academy" is an exercise that exposes the doubleness of cynicism.
Carolyn Ellis soon joins my internal conversation and announces that in her opinion, "There is nothing more theoretical or analytical than a good story" and immediately draws attention to the doubleness inherent within this kind of academic research and writing.
In music, we can be splintered and whole at once--our doubleness is not antithetical to our integrity, but rather expressive of it, and there can happily be as many of us at once as imagination allows.
His own personal "doubleness," his constant perception of himself from the other's standpoint, his acute awareness of the offence of his language and perhaps his very existence, all this is subtly fused in the narrative with the doubleness of the history of racial division, the inbuilt possibility in the society and the cultural moment that Gilead represents of more than one story being told.
Interestingly, if Devika's doubleness in the domestic sphere empowers her to challenge culturally-inscribed gendered hierarchies, it also preserves and maintains a dichotomy between "good girls" and "bad girls" which is presented in the text as an essential frame of reference for Baldwin's character in terms of identity construction: "In Canada, [Devika] found it more difficult to sort the good girls from the bad ones.
What language shall I borrow to speak this doubleness of clinging and letting go?
Images of doubleness begin to proliferate: the "sleeping suit" that the narrator lends Leggatt fits perfectly; the narrator calls him "my double" and his own "gray ghost"; their physical similarities are pointed to: "It was, in the night, as though I had been faced by my own reflection in the depths of a somber and immense mirror," that as they spoke they would have treated an intruder to "the uncanny sight of a double captain busy talking in whispers with his other self" (14-18).