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British English: /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
American English: /ˈdəb(ə)l/

Translation of double in Arabic:


  • 2
    (when spelling, giving numbers)
    Anne is spelled with a double ‘n’
    تُكْتَبُ آنْ بِحَرْفِ ’n‘ مُكَرَّرٍ
    two double four (244)
    اثْنانِ أَرْبَعة أَرْبَعة
    inflation reached double figures
    بَلَغَ التَضَخُّمُ أَرْقاماً من خانَتَيْنِ
  • 3
    (dual) (purpose, advantage)
    to lead a double life
    عاشَ حَياةً مُزْدَوِجةً


  • 1
    (twice as much) (to pay, charge, cost)
  • 2
    (in two) (to fold)
    بِشَكْلٍ مُزْدَوِجٍ
    he was bent double with laughter
    تَمايَلَ من شِدّةِ الضَحِكِ
    to see double
    رَأى الأَشْياءَ مُزْدَوِجةً


  • 1
    also: double room
    غُرْفة مُزْدَوِجة
  • 2
    (drink) (مَشْروب كُحوليّ بِجُرْعَتَيْنِ)
  • 5
    (two victories, titles)
    فَوْز مُزْدَوِج

also: doubles plural noun/جمع

  • (in tennis)
    the mixed/ladies' doubles
    الزَوْجيّ المُخْتَلِط \ زَوْجيّ السَيِّداتِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (to increase by two) (Form III) (the number, size, amount)
  • 2
    (to fold) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (a blanket, fabric)

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 2 (in films) See examples: to double for somebody
    قامَ بِدَوْرِ الدوبْلير لِشَخْصٍ
  • 3
    (to have two roles) (اُسْتُخْدِمَ لِغَرَضٍ آخَرَ)
    her bedroom doubles as an office
    تُسْتَخْدَمُ غُرْفةُ نَوْمِها كَمَكْتَبٍ أَيْضاً

Phrasal verbs

double back

the river doubles back on itself
(يَعودُ النَهْرُ إلى مَسارِهِ الأَصْليِّ في حَرَكةٍ دائِريّةٍ)

double up

(to bend one's body) (Form V)
to double up in pain/with laughter
تَقَوَّسَ من الأَلَمِ \ الضَحِكِ
(in hotels)
تَقاسَمَ غُرْفةً

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