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Meaning of DOUBLING

Pronunciation:  'dubling

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2; "I decided his double was a bluff"
  2. [n]  increase by a factor of two; "doubling with a computer took no time at all"

DOUBLING is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: double
 See Also: card game, cards, multiplication, raise



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dou"bling\, n.
1. The act of one that doubles; a making double;
   reduplication; also, that which is doubled.

2. A turning and winding; as, the doubling of a hunted hare;
   shift; trick; artifice. --Dryden.

3. (Her.) The lining of the mantle borne about the shield or

4. The process of redistilling spirits, to improve the
   strength and flavor.

{Doubling a cape}, {promontory}, etc. (Naut.), sailing around
   or passing beyond a cape, promontory, etc.

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