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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdoubledoub‧le1 /ˈdʌbəl/ ●●● S1 W2 adjective [usually before noun]  1 of two partsTWO consisting of two parts that are similar or exactly the same a double sink a double wardrobe the great double doors of the cathedral Don’t park your car on double yellow lines.2 two different usesTWO combining or involving two things of the same type a double murder case A lot of the jokes were based on double meaning.3 twice as bigINCREASE IN NUMBER OR AMOUNT twice as big, twice as much, or twice as many as usual a double whisky The city was enclosed by walls of double thickness.4 for two peopleTWO made for two people or things to usesingle Do you need a double bed or two singles? a double room a double garage5 TWOtwo letters/numbers British English spoken used to say that a particular letter or number is repeated My name’s Robbins with a double ‘b’. The number is 869 double 2 (=86922).6 flowerHBP a double flower has more than the usual number of petals doubly
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doubleThe band has just released a new double album.The room contained a double bed, a wardrobe, and a small chest of drawers.Last year she suffered the double blow of losing her father and discovering that she had cancer.A double brandy, please.a double cheeseburgerThese classes are taught over a double class period by one teacher.I pushed the double doors open and walked into the office.Johnson had not scored in double figures in the first five games.The house had a double garage which Millar turned into a study and office.Before talking about the types of window you can choose, let's look briefly at the question of double glazing.Leave the dough in a warm place to rise until it is double in bulk.She's doing a double major in political science and economics.He helped her in a two-year battle against cancer and to come to terms with her double mastectomy.Mortensen had a double motive for going to San Francisco: to see his kids and to apply for a job.It hopes its own order book is solid but knows that double ordering is going on in the sector.The report and photographs fitted nicely onto a double page.During this time the best double petunias were named varieties raised from cuttings.I ordered fish and a double portion of chips.Double rooms cost $80, single rooms are $50.President Clinton's nomination represents a double snub say critics.She drove over the double yellow line and crashed head-on into a truck.You cannot park on double yellow lines.double meaningCivilization, in fact, has at least a double meaning.Old rivalries are barely submerged and every quip has a deadly double meaning.No, there was no double meaning in what he'd said.Or perhaps she was merely responding to the possible double meaning of his last sentence.Sniggers and the double meanings surrounded the subject which was one of the biggest taboos in our society.This gives a double meaning to Blanche's hatred of naked light.