Doublet
Doublet Doub"let, n. [In sense 3, OF. doublet; in sense 4, F. doublet, dim. of double double. See {Double}, a.] 1. Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple. [1913 Webster]

2. (Print.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time. [1913 Webster]

3. A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century. [1913 Webster]

4. (Lapidary Work) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone. [1913 Webster]

5. (Opt.) An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct. --W. H. Wollaston. [1913 Webster]

6. pl. (See No. 1.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets. [1913 Webster]

7. pl. [Cf. Pr. doblier, dobler draughtboard.] A game somewhat like backgammon. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

8. One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • doublet — [ dublɛ ] n. m. • 1301; « étoffe » XIIe; de double 1 ♦ Techn. Pierre fausse formée d un morceau de cristal sous lequel est placée une feuille de clinquant. 2 ♦ (1835) Ling. Chacun des deux mots issus d un même étymon, dont généralt l un est entré …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Doublet — may refer to: Doublet (clothing), a man s snug fitting buttoned jacket that was worn from the late 14th century to the mid 17th century Doublet (lapidary), an assembled gem composed in two sections, such as a garnet overlaying green glass Doublet …   Wikipedia

  • doublet — DOUBLET. s. mas. Deux morceaux de cristal mis l un sur l autre, avec une feuille colorée entre deux, pour imiter les émeraudes, les rubis, etc. Doublet du Temple. Ce n est pas une émeraude, c est un doublet. [b]f♛/b] On appelle aussi Doublet, au… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • doublet — Doublet. s. m. Deux morceaux de cristal mis l un sur l autre avec une feüille colorée entre deux pour imiter les esmeraudes, les rubis &c. Doublet du Temple. ce n est pas une esmeraude, c est un doublet. On appelle aussi, Doublet, au jeu de… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Doublet — Le nom est fréquent dans diverses régions de France, en particulier la Normandie (14, 76), mais aussi l Île de France, la Picardie et la région Poitou Charentes. Le mot doublet a eu surtout au Moyen Âge le sens de vêtement fourré ou portant une… …   Noms de famille

  • doublet — early 14c. as a type of men s garment, from O.Fr. doublet (12c.), from O.Fr. dim. of duble (see DOUBLE (Cf. double)). From 1550s as “one of two things that are alike.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • doublet — doublet. См. дублет. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Doublet — (fr., spr. Dubläh), 1) der Pasch in Würfeln; 2) beim Kegelspiel, wenn 2 Parteien gleich viel Kegel schließen, wobei der Wurf für die Partei zählt, welche beim nächsten Male die meisten wirst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • doublet — ► NOUN 1) a man s short close fitting padded jacket, worn from the 14th to the 17th century. 2) either of a pair of similar things. ORIGIN Old French, something folded , from double double …   English terms dictionary

  • doublet — [dub′lit] n. [ME < OFr, dim. of double, orig., something folded, a kind of material: see DOUBLE] 1. a man s closefitting jacket with or without sleeves, worn chiefly from the 14th to the 16th cent. 2. either of a pair of similar things 3. a… …   English World dictionary

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