Definition for DOUB'LE

DOUB'LE, v.i.

  1. To increase to twice the sum, number, value, quantity, or length; to increase or grow to twice as much. A sum of money doubles by compound interest in a little more than eleven years. The inhabitants of the United States double in about twenty-five years.
  2. To enlarge a wager to twice the sum laid. I am resolved to double till I win. – Dryden.
  3. To turn back or wind in running. Doubling and turning like a hunted hare. – Dryden.
  4. To play tricks; to use sleights. – Johnson.

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