Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "doubling": 
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. increase by a factor of two;
- Example: "doubling with a computer took no time at all"

2. raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;
- Example: "I decided his double was a bluff"
[syn: doubling, double]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Double \Dou"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doubled; p. pr. & vb. n. Doubling.] [OE. doblen, dublen, doublen, F. doubler, fr. L. duplare, fr. duplus. See Double, a.] 1. To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; as, to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length. [1913 Webster] Double six thousand, and then treble that. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Then the old man Was wroth, and doubled up his hands. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 3. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. [1913 Webster] Thus re["e]nforced, against the adverse fleet, Still doubling ours, brave Rupert leads the way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. [1913 Webster] Sailing along the coast, the doubled the promontory of Carthage. --Knolles. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mil.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Doubling \Dou"bling\, n. 1. The act of one that doubles; a making double; reduplication; also, that which is doubled. [1913 Webster] 2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare; shift; trick; artifice. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or escutcheon. [1913 Webster] 4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the strength and flavor. [1913 Webster] 5. raising the stakes in a game, such as a card game or backgammon, by a factor of 2. Syn: double. [WordNet 1.5] Doubling a cape, promontory, etc. (Naut.), sailing around or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

doubling n 1: increase by a factor of two; "doubling with a computer took no time at all" 2: raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff" [syn: doubling, double]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "doubling": Janus, ambiguity, ambivalence, biformity, bifurcation, bush, bushing, conduplication, conjugation, copying, crease, creasing, crimp, dichotomy, dog-ear, double, doubleness, doublethink, doublure, dualism, duality, duplexity, duplicate, duplication, duplicature, duplicity, echo, equivocality, facing, filler, filling, flection, flexure, flounce, fold, frill, gather, gemination, halving, imitation, ingemination, inlay, inlayer, insole, interlineation, irony, iteration, lapel, lappet, liner, lining, packing, padding, pairing, plagiarism, plica, plication, plicature, ply, polarity, quotation, reappearance, rebirth, recurrence, redoubling, reduplication, reecho, regurgitation, reincarnation, reiteration, renewal, reoccurrence, repetition, replication, reproduction, resumption, return, ruche, ruching, ruffle, stuffing, tuck, twinning, two-facedness, twoness, wadding, wainscot