- First Reference: Genesis 43:12
- Last Reference: Revelation 18:6
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H3717 Used 2 times
- H3718 Used 3 times
- H4932 Used 8 times
- H8147 Used 5 times
- G1362 Used 3 times
- G1363 Used 1 time
DOUBLE, adjective Dubl. [Latin , Gr. See Two.]
1. Two of a sort together; one corresponding to the other; being in pairs; as double chickens in the same egg; double leaves connected by one petiole.
2. Twice as much; containing the same quantity or length repeated.
Take double money in your hand. Genesis 43:12.
Let a double portion of thy spirit be on me. 2 Kings 2:9.
With to; as, the amount is double to what I expected.
3. Having one added to another; as a double chin.
4. Twofold; also, of two kinds.
Darkness and tempest make a double night.
5. Two in number; as double sight or sound. [See No. 1.]
6. Deceitful; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret.
And with double heart do they speak. Psalms 12:2.
DOUBLE, adverb Dubl. Twice.
I was double their age.
DOUBLE, in composition, denotes, two ways, or twice the number or quantity.
DOUBLE-BANKED, adjective In seamanship, having two opposite oars managed by rowers on the same bench, or having two men to the same oar.
DOUBLE-BITING, adjective Biting or cutting on either side; as a double-biting ax.
DOUBLE-BUTTONED, adjective Having two rows of buttons.
DOUBLE-CHARGE, verb transitive To charge or intrust with a double portion.
DOUBLED, participle passive Folded; increased by adding an equal quantity, sum or value; repeated; turned or passed round.
DOUBLE-DEALER, noun One who acts two different parts, in the same business, or at the same time; a deceitful, trickish person; one who says one thing and thinks or intends another; one guilty of duplicity.
DOUBLE-DEALING, noun Artifice; duplicity; deceitful practice; the profession of one thing and the practice of another.
DOUBLE-DYE, verb transitive To dye twice over.
DOUBLE-EDGED, adjective Having two edges.
DOUBLE-ENTENDRE, noun Double meaning of a word or expression.
DOUBLE-EYED, adjective Having a deceitful countenance.
DOUBLE-FACE, noun Duplicity; the acting of different parts in the same concern.
DOUBLE-FACED, adjective Deceitful; hypocritical; showing two faces.
DOUBLE-FORMED, adjective Of a mixed form.
DOUBLE-FORTIFIED, adjective Twice fortified; doubly strengthened.
DOUBLE-FOUNTED, adjective Having two sources.
DOUBLE-GILD, verb transitive To gild with double coloring.
DOUBLE-HANDED, adjective Having two hands; deceitful.
1. Having two heads.
2. Having the flowers growing one to another.
DOUBLE-HEARTED, adjective Having a false heart; deceitful; treacherous.
DOUBLE-LOCK, verb transitive To shoot the bolt twice; to fasten with double security.
DOUBLE-MANNED, adjective Furnished with twice the complement of men, or with two men instead of one.
DOUBLE-MEANING, adjective Having two meanings.
DOUBLE-MINDED, adjective Having different minds at different times; unsettled; wavering; unstable; undetermined. James 1:1.
DOUBLE-MOUTHED, adjective Having two mouths.
DOUBLE-NATURED, adjective Having a two-fold nature.
1. The state of being doubled.
DOUBLE-OCTAVE, noun In muxic, an interval composed of two octaves or fifteen notes in diatonic progression; a fifteenth.
DOUBLE-PLEA, noun In law, a plea in which the defendant alledges two different matters in bar of the action.
DOUBLE-QUARREL, noun A complaint of a clerk to the archbishop against an inferior ordinary, for delay of justice.
1. He that doubles.
2. An instrument for augmenting a very small quantity of electricity, so as to render it manifest by sparks or the electrometer.
DOUBLE-SHADE, verb transitive To double the natural darkness of a place.
DOUBLE-SHINING, adjective Shining with double luster.
1. The inner garment of a man; a waistcoat or vest.
2. Two; a pair.
3. Among lapidaries, a counterfeit stone composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color between them, so that they have the same appearance as if the whole substance of the crystal were colored.
DOUBLE-THREADED, adjective Consisting of two threads twisted together.
DOUBLE-TONGUED, adjective Making contrary declarations on the same subject at different times; deceitful.
The deacons must be grave, not double-tongued 1 Timothy 3:1.
DOUBLE, verb transitive dubl. [Latin , Gr.]
1. To fold; as, to double the leaf of a book; to double down a corner.
2. To increase or extend by adding an equal sum, value, quantity or length; as, to double a sum of money; to double the amount; to double the quantity or size of a thing; to double the length; to double dishonor.
3. To contain twice the sum, quantity or length, or twice as much; as, the enemy doubles our army in numbers.
4. To repeat; to add; as, to double blow on blow.
5. To add one to another in the same order.
Thou shalt double the sixth curtain in the fore-front of the tabernacle. Exodus 26:1.
6. In navigation, to double a cape or point, is to sail round it, so that the cape or point shall be between the ship and her former situation.
7. In military affairs, to unite two ranks or files in one.
To double and twist, is to add one thread to another and twist them together.
To double upon, in tactics, is to inclose between two fires.
DOUBLE, verb intransitive
1. To increase to twice the sum, number, value, quantity or length; to increase or grow to twice as much. A sum of money doubles by compound interest in a little more than eleven years. The inhabitants of the United States double in about twenty five years.
2. To enlarge a wager to twice the sum laid.
I am resolved to double till I win.
4. To play tricks; to use sleights.
1. Twice as much; twice the number, sum, value, quantity or length.
If the thief be found, let him pay double. Exodus 22:9.
2. A turn in running to escape pursuers.
3. A trick; a shift; an artifice to deceive.
1. A game on dice within tables.
2. The same number on both dice.
3. A double meaning.