Definition of double noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʌbl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʌbl//
    Tennis, Film people
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    twice as much/many
  1. 1  [uncountable] twice the number or amount He gets paid double for doing the same job I do.
  2. alcoholic drink
  3. 2[countable] a glass of strong alcoholic drink containing twice the usual amount Two Scotches, please—and make those doubles, will you?
  4. person/thing
  5. 3[countable] a person or thing that looks exactly like another She's the double of her mother.
  6. 4[countable] an actor who replaces another actor in a film/movie to do dangerous or other special things see also body double See related entries: Film people
  7. bedroom
  8. 5[countable] = double room Is that a single or a double you want? compare single
  9. in sport
  10. 6doubles [uncountable + singular or plural verb] a game, especially of tennis, in which one pair plays another mixed doubles (= in which each pair consists of a man and a woman) compare singles See related entries: Tennis
  11. 7the double [singular] the fact of winning two important competitions or beating the same player or team twice, in the same season or year She’s going for the double this year—the Olympics and the World Championship.
  12. Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin duplus, from duo ‘two’ The verb is from Old French dobler, from late Latin duplare, from duplus.Idioms
    at the double (British English) (North American English on the double)
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    (informal) quickly; hurrying
    double or quits (British English) (North American English double or nothing)
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    (in gambling) a risk in which you could win twice the amount you pay, or you could lose all your money
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: double