DOUBLE, adjective Dubl. [Latin , Gr. See Two.]
1. Two of a sort together; one corresponding to the other; being in pairs; as double chickens in the same egg; double leaves connected by one petiole.
2. Twice as much; containing the same quantity or length repeated.
Take double money in your hand. Genesis 43:12.
Let a double portion of thy spirit be on me. 2 Kings 2:9.
With to; as, the amount is double to what I expected.
3. Having one added to another; as a double chin.
4. Twofold; also, of two kinds.
Darkness and tempest make a double night.
5. Two in number; as double sight or sound. [See No. 1.]
6. Deceitful; acting two parts, one openly, the other in secret.
And with double heart do they speak. Psalms 12:2.
DOUBLE, adverb Dubl. Twice.
I was double their age.
DOUBLE, in composition, denotes, two ways, or twice the number or quantity.