double englannista suomeksi
lyödä kahden pesän lyönti
kaksinkertainen määrä, tupla
palvella kahta tarkoitusta, tehdä kahta työtä
kahden pesän lyönti
Made up of two matching or complementary elements.
(RQ:EHough PrqsPrc) it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Such is not the usage of civilized warfare. Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
Of twice the quantity.
Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family.
Designed for two users.
Folded in two; composed of two layers.
Stooping; bent over.
Having two aspects; ambiguous.
False, deceitful, or hypocritical.
(c.) published 1568, (w), ''Againſt venemous tongues enpoyſoned with ſclaunder and falſe detractions &c.'':
- A fals double tunge is more fiers and fellThen Cerberus the cur couching in the kenel of hel;Wherof hereafter, I thinke for to write,Of fals double tunges in the diſpite.
Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.
Of time, twice as fast.
February 7 1736, (w), ''Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift/Volume 14/Letter: Swift to Pope - 25a|letter to Alexander Pope''
- I was double their age.
Two together; two at a time. (especially in double)
Twice the number, amount, size, etc.
A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes
''Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.''
''On second thought, make that a double.''
A sharp turn, ''especially'' a return on one's own tracks.
A redundant item for which an identical item already exists.
''I have more than 200 stamps in my collection but they're not all unique: some are doubles.''
''Before printing the photos, Liam deleted the doubles.''
A two-base hit.
''The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.''
A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.
A hit on this ring.
''The sine function returns a double.''
The feat of scoring twice in one game.
''In 1996, Michael Johnson achieved a double by winning both the 200 and 400 meter dashes.''
1974, (w), ''The Book of Ebenezer Le Page'', New York 2007, page 196:
- As for doubles, they are not worth anything now; and I have still got an egg-cupful my mother used to keep handy to give the baker change from a farthing.
Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately.
To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.
To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
To fold over so as to make two folds.
To get a two-base hit.
To repeat exactly; copy.
(indtr) To serve a second role or have a second purpose.
To act as substitute for (another theatrical performer in a certain role, etc).
1801 (1803), Francis William Blagdon, ''Paris as it was and as it is'', II, xli, 60:
- Laforêt, who (as the French express it), doubles Lainez, that is, performs the same characters in his absence.
1814, Elizabeth Hervey, ''The Mourtray Family'', ''Third Edition'', page 31:
- (..) and when she attempted to double the part of her mother, she equally failed in playing the great or agreeable lady.
To play (both one part and another, in the same play, etc).
1878, lady Isabella Emma E. Schuster, ''Hands Not Hearts'', page 141:
- When, therefore, Briggs, the sedate, middle-aged individual, who in the Markham household doubles the roles of butler and valet, makes his appearance, his master affects to be in a great hurry, looks at his watch, and says : (..)
1916, ''The Moving Picture World'', page 335:
- Miss Theby doubles in the part of Rose and the native girl in the Philippines. This is a problem plot in which a young man leaves the girl of his choice because she has had an affair in her earlier years. He goes to the Philippines, (..)
1997, Roger Lewis, ''The Life and Death of Peter Sellers'', Hal Leonard Corporation ((ISBN))
- In ''On the Beat'' he doubles the parts of a constable and a gang-leader. Norman was all over the place.
2013, Hy Rothstein, Barton Whaley, ''The Art and Science of Military Deception'', Artech House ((ISBN)), page 164:
- In his case the matter is simplified by the fact that the head of his Deception Staff doubles the roles of author and producer. The Commander therefore tells him what sort of deception he needs, examines the plans produced for him (..)
To turn sharply, following a winding course.
- Sailing along the coast, he doubled the promontory of Carthage.
(RQ:Defoe Crusoe) though the Iſland itſelf was not very large (..) I found a great Ledge of Rocks lie out about two Leagues into the Sea(..)ſo that I was oblig’d to go a great Way out to Sea to double the Point.
To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).
To go or march at twice the normal speed.
(RQ:Maugham Moon and Sixpence)
To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
To operate as a agent.
1973, ''National Lampoon'' (page 12)
- Was this simply the cover name of an Allied spy-code named the Brass Monkey? (..) The possibility that the Brass Monkey himself was "doubling" (with headquarters' approval, of course) is too logical (..)