Synonyms of double in English:



  • 1 a double garage double yellow lines
    dual, duplex, twin, binary, duplicate, matched, matching, paired, in pairs, complementary, coupled, twofold; Botanybinate
    [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; double-edged
    [Antonyms] unambiguous
  • Phrases

    double Dutch

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


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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

    Charlie disappeared across the parade ground at the doublevery quicklyas fast as one's legs can carry oneat a runat a gallophotfooton the doublefastswiftlyrapidlybrisklyspeedilyat high speedwith all speedat (full) speedat the speed of lightat full tiltexpresspost-hasteas fast as possiblewith all possible hastelike a whirlwindlike an arrow from a bowat breakneck speedexpeditiouslymadlywith dispatch informaldouble quickin double quick timep.d.q. (pretty damn quick)nippilylike (greased) lightningat warp speedhell for leatherlike madlike crazylike blazeslike the windlike a bomblike nobody's businesslike a scalded catlike the deucea mile a minutelike a bat out of hellat warp speedBritish informallike the clappersat a rate of knotslike billy-oNorth American informallickety-split literaryapace


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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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