Nearby words

  1. douai,
  2. douala,
  3. douane,
  4. douanier,
  5. douay bible,
  6. double achievement,
  7. double agent,
  8. double altar,
  9. double ax,
  10. double back

Idioms

Origin of double

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin duplus, equivalent to du(o) two + -plus -fold

Related formsdou·ble·ness, noundou·bler, nounqua·si-dou·ble, adjectivequa·si-dou·b·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for doubled

Derived Formsdoubleness, noundoubler, noun

Word Origin for double

C13: from Old French, from Latin duplus twofold, from duo two + -plus -fold

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Word Origin and History for doubled
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Idioms and Phrases with doubled

double

In addition to the idioms beginning with double

  • double back
  • double bill
  • double cross
  • double date
  • double Dutch
  • double duty
  • double feature
  • double in brass
  • double life
  • double standard
  • double take, do a
  • double talk
  • double up

also see:

  • lead a double life
  • on the double
  • see double
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