Translation of "double" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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doubleadjective

uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/

A2 twice the size, amount, price, etc., or consisting of two similar things together

兩倍的;成雙的;雙份的
I ordered a double espresso (= two standard amounts in one cup). 我點了一杯雙份的濃縮咖啡。
Go through the double doors and turn left. 穿過那道對開門,然後向左轉。
The word "cool" has a double "o" in the middle. 單詞 cool 的中間有兩個字母 o。
Everything he says has a double meaning (= has two possible meanings). 他說的每句話都有雙重含義。
This painkiller is double strength (= has twice the normal amount of medicine). 這種止痛藥具有雙倍功效。
UK Sabiha's phone number is double three, one, five, double seven (= 331577). 薩比哈的電話號碼是331577。

A double flower or plant is a flower with more than the usual number of petals.

重瓣花(其花瓣數量多於一般花的花瓣數量)
a double primrose 重瓣櫻草花

More examples

  • The pockets on my jeans are reinforced with double stitching.
  • At school we have double maths on Friday mornings.
  • I get £5 pocket money a wewek, but my friends all get double that amount.
  • He had a double helping of pasta.
  • Remember always to put a double space after a full stop.

doublenoun

uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/

double noun (PERSON)

[ C usually singular ] a person who looks exactly the same as someone else

一模一樣的人;極相像的人
Hey, Tony, I met someone at a party last week who was your double. 嘿,托尼,上周我在一次派對上遇到一個長得和你一模一樣的人。

double noun (TWO PLAYERS)

doubles [ U ]

a game of tennis or a similar sport between two teams of two people

(網球等運動中的)雙打
men's/women's/mixed doubles 男子/女子/混合雙打
Who won the men's doubles at Wimbledon this year? 誰在今年溫布頓網球賽中獲得了男子雙打冠軍?
Compare

double noun (BASEBALL)

[ C ] US in baseball, a hit that allows the batter (= person who hits the ball) to reach second base

(棒球)二壘安打,指在防守隊伍沒有失誤的情形下,一次就跑上二壘。

doubleverb [ I or T ]

uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/

B2 to become twice as much or as many, or to make something twice as much or many

加一倍,翻一番
The government aims to double the number of students in higher education within 25 years. 政府計劃在25年內使高校在校生人數增加一倍。
Company profits have doubled since the introduction of new technology. 自從引進新技術後,公司的利潤增加了一倍。

More examples

  • She's come up with some amazing scheme to double her income.
  • Consumer spending has more than doubled in the last ten years.
  • The amount of recycled glass used in manufacture doubled in five years.
  • Alarmingly, the hole in the ozone layer has doubled in size this year.
  • When the price of skiing in the mountain resorts doubled, tourists voted with their feet and just stopped going.

doublenoun, predeterminer

uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/

B1 something that is twice the amount, size, strength, etc. of something else

兩倍(的),雙倍(的)
I paid double (= twice as much) for those trousers last week. 減價前我買這條褲子花了兩倍的價錢。
Electrical goods are almost double the price they were a few years ago. 與幾年前相比,電器商品的價格幾乎貴了一倍。
"Would you like another whisky?" "Yes. Make it a double (= two standard amounts in one glass)." 「你想再來一杯威士卡嗎?」「好的,來個雙倍份量的。」

More examples

  • This recipe is only for four, so I usually do double the quantity if I'm cooking for my family.
  • I'll pay you double if you get the work finished by Friday.
  • It's a con - you get half the food for double the price!

Idiom(s)

doubleadverb

uk /ˈdʌb.əl/ us /ˈdʌb.əl/

in two parts or layers

雙份地;雙層地
Fold the blanket double (= so that it is in two layers) and then you won't be cold. 把毯子疊成兩層,這樣你就不會冷了。
They were bent double (= their heads and shoulders were bent forward and down) from decades of work in the fields. 由於長年在田裡勞作,他們的腰都給累彎了。
see double

to have a problem with your eyes so that you see two of everything, usually because you are drunk or ill

(通常指因醉酒或疾病導致視力)出現重影
I started seeing double, then I fainted. 我的眼前開始出現重影,然後就暈了過去。

(Translation of “double” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)