double-book Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “double-book” in the English Dictionary

"double-book" in British English

See all translations

double-bookverb [I, T often passive]

uk   /ˌdʌb.əlˈbʊk/ us   /ˌdʌb.əlˈbʊk/
to promise the same room, seat, ticket, etc. to more than one person or group: The room was double-booked so they had to give us a different one.
(Definition of double-book from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"double-book" in Business English

See all translations

double-bookverb [I or T]

uk   us  
to sell the same room, seat, or share to more than one person: A customer complained that they had double-booked his room. 21.4 million shares were booked as having been bought, but later were found to have been double-booked.
to agree to be at two meetings or events that happen at the same time: Make sure your diary is handy so you don't double-book.
(Definition of double-book from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of double-book?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“double-book” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day


Ultraviolet light has a wavelength that is after the violet (= light purple) end of the range of colours that can be seen by humans. Light of this type causes the skin to become darker in the sun.

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More