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adjective American English pronunciation: double /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    consisting of two things or parts of the same type

    He went through the double doors.

    Place the bacon on a double layer of paper towels.

    1. a.
      involving two things happening at the same time

      a double murder

      He had suffered a double tragedy, losing both parents within a few days of each other.

    2. b.
      with two different uses or features

      The measures should achieve the double benefit of protecting the environment and reducing traffic.

      a double meaning (=two different meanings):

      She suspected his words might have a double meaning.

  2. 2
    containing or consisting of twice as much of something as normal

    double chocolate chip cookies

    a double whiskey

    a double portion/helping:

    a double portion of french fries

    1. a.
      lasting twice as long as normal

      Sometimes I would work a double shift, which was 16 hours.

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