• Doubling Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor.
- (n.) A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice.
- (n.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon.
- (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Double
- (n.) The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled.
• Double Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
- (v. i.) To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
- (n.) Double beer; strong beer.
- (v. i.) To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
- (a.) To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
- (a.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
- (n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bachs Suites.
- (a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
- (a.) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
- (n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
- (a.) To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.
- (n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
- (n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
- (a.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
- (n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
- (adv.) Twice; doubly.
- (v. i.) To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
- (n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
- (a.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
- (v. i.) To return upon ones track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
- (a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
- (a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
- (n.) A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (Obs.) transcript; -- now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.