Doubling


Doubling
Double Dou"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doubled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doubling}.] [OE. doblen, dublen, doublen, F. doubler, fr. L. duplare, fr. duplus. See {Double}, a.] 1. To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; as, to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length. [1913 Webster]

Double six thousand, and then treble that. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; -- often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Then the old man Was wroth, and doubled up his hands. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

3. To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as. [1913 Webster]

Thus re["e]nforced, against the adverse fleet, Still doubling ours, brave Rupert leads the way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion. [1913 Webster]

Sailing along the coast, the doubled the promontory of Carthage. --Knolles. [1913 Webster]

5. (Mil.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two. [1913 Webster]


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