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Synonyms of double in English:

adjective

  • 1 a double garage double yellow lines
    dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, matched, matching, paired, in pairs, complementary, coupled, twofold;
    Botany binate
    [Antonyms] single
  • 2 a double helping
    twice the usual size, doubled, twofold
  • 3 he thought there was a double meaning in her words
    ambiguous, equivocal, dual, two-edged, ambivalent, open to debate, open to argument, arguable, debatable;
    Delphic, cryptic, enigmatic, gnomic, paradoxical, misleading;
    [Antonyms] unambiguous
  • Phrases

    double Dutch

    1
    British informal
    to most readers these names are double Dutch See gibberish

    adverb

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  • we had to pay double
    twice, twice over, twice the amount, doubly
  • noun

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  • 1 if it's not her, it's her double
    lookalike, twin, clone, duplicate, perfect likeness, exact likeness, replica, copy, facsimile, imitation, picture, image, living image, mirror image, counterpart, match, mate, fellow;
    GermanDoppelgänger
    informal spitting image, dead ringer, ringer, (very) spit, dead spit, spit and image
  • 2 she used a double for the stunts
    stand-in, body double, understudy, substitute
  • Phrases

    at the double

    1
    Charlie disappeared across the parade ground at the double
    very quickly, as fast as one's legs can carry one, at a run, at a gallop, hotfoot, on the double, fast, swiftly, rapidly, briskly, speedily, at high speed, with all speed, at (full) speed, at the speed of light, at full tilt, express, post-haste, as fast as possible, with all possible haste, like a whirlwind, like an arrow from a bow, at breakneck speed, expeditiously, madly, with dispatch
    North American informal lickety-split
    literary apace

    verb

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  • 1 they offered to double his salary
    multiply by two, increase twofold, enlarge, magnify, repeat
  • 2 the bottom sheet had been doubled up halfway down the bed
    fold (back/up/down/over/under), turn back/up/down/over/under, tuck back/up/down/under, bend back/over, crease
  • 3 the kitchen doubles as a dining room
    function, do, (also) serve;
    have/serve a dual purpose, have a dual role
  • 4 the Customs officer was doubling for Immigration
    stand in for, fill in for, act as stand-in for, deputize for, act as deputy, substitute for, act as substitute for, take the place of, take over from, be a substitute for, cover for, replace, relieve, act in place of, do duty for, do a locum for, be a locum for, sit in for, understudy;
    hold the fort, step into the breach
    North American informal pinch-hit for
  • Word links

    di-1 related prefix, as in dihedral, dichromatic
    bi- related prefix, as in biped, bicameral
    diplo- related prefix, as in diplopod, diplococcus
    duo- related prefix, as in duology, duotone
    zygo- related prefix, as in zygodactyl, zygopteran

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