Double

Double
Double Dou"ble, n. 1. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like. [1913 Webster]

If the thief be found, let him pay double. --Ex. xxii. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. Among compositors, a doublet (see {Doublet}, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred. [1913 Webster]

3. That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold. [1913 Webster]

Rolled up in sevenfold double Of plagues. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

4. A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice. [1913 Webster]

These men are too well acquainted with the chase to be flung off by any false steps or doubles. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (Obs.) transcript; -- now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith. [1913 Webster]

My charming friend . . . has, I am almost sure, a double, who preaches his afternoon sermons for him. --Atlantic Monthly. [1913 Webster]

6. A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute; -- used especially of a person who resembles an actor and takes the actor's place in scenes requiring special skills; as, a stunt double. [1913 Webster +PJC]

7. Double beer; strong beer. [1913 Webster]

8. (Eccl.) A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts. --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

9. (Lawn Tennis) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles. [1913 Webster]

10. (Mus.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites. [1913 Webster]


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