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adjective double pronunciation in British English /ˈdʌb(ə)l/
  1. 1
    consisting of two things or parts of the same type
    He went through the double doors.
    Place the sausages on a double layer of kitchen paper.
    1. a.
      involving two things happening at the same time
      a double murder
      He had suffered a double tragedy, losing both parents within a short period.
    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 whisky
    a double portion/helping: a double portion of chips
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    1. a.
      lasting twice as long as normal
      Sometimes I would work a double shift, which was 16 hours.
  3. 3
    large enough for two people or things
    a double bed
    a double garage

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