[ duhb-lit ]
/ ˈdʌb lɪt /


Nearby words

  1. doubleganger,
  2. doubleheader,
  3. doubleness,
  4. doubles,
  5. doublespeak,
  6. doublet pattern,
  7. doublethink,
  8. doubleton,
  9. doubletree,
  10. doubleword

Origin of doublet

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French. See double, -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for doublet


/ (ˈdʌblɪt) /


(formerly) a man's close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves (esp in the phrase doublet and hose.)
  1. a pair of similar things, esp two words deriving ultimately from the same source, for example reason and ratio or fragile and frail
  2. one of such a pair
jewellery a false gem made by welding a thin layer of a gemstone onto a coloured glass base or by fusing two small stones together to make a larger one
  1. a multiplet that has two members
  2. a closely spaced pair of related spectral lines
(plural) two dice each showing the same number of spots on one throw
physics two simple lenses designed to be used together, the optical distortion in one being balanced by that in the other

Word Origin for doublet

C14: from Old French, from double

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Word Origin and History for doublet



early 14c. as a type of men's garment, from Old French doublet (12c.), from diminutive of duble (see double (adj.)). From 1550s as "one of two things that are alike."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for doublet


[ dŭblĭt ]


A pairing of two lenses to optically correct a chromatic and spherical aberration.

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