Doubled
Double Dou"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doubled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doubling}.] [OE. doblen, dublen, doublen, F. doubler, fr. L. duplare, fr. duplus. See {Double}, a.] 1. To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; as, to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length. [1913 Webster]

Double six thousand, and then treble that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Then the old man Was wroth, and doubled up his hands. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. [1913 Webster]

Thus re["e]nforced, against the adverse fleet, Still doubling ours, brave Rupert leads the way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. [1913 Webster]

Sailing along the coast, the doubled the promontory of Carthage. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. [1913 Webster]


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  • doubled — adj. 1. rendered twice as great or twice as many. Syn: double, duplex, twofold, diploid. [WordNet 1.5] 2. folded in two; as, doubled sheets of paper. Syn: doubled over. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubled — doubled; un·doubled; …   English syllables

  • doubled — folded folded adj. made compact by bending or doubling over. [Narrower terms: {accordion, plicate ; {bifold ; {closed ; {doubled ; {pleated ; {rolled, rolled up(prenominal) ; {sunburst, sunray .] Also See: {collapsible}, {collapsable}. Antonym:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • doubled — adjective twice as great or many ate a double portion the dose is doubled a twofold increase • Syn: ↑double, ↑twofold, ↑two fold • Similar to: ↑multiple …   Useful english dictionary

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