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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.