|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (a.) Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.
2. (a.) Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.
3. (a.) Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.
4. (a.) Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.
5. (adv.) Twice; doubly.
6. (v.) To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.
7. (v.) 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.
8. (v.) To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.
9. (v.) To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.
10. (v.) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.
11. (v. i.) To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.
12. (v. i.) To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.
13. (v. i.) To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.
14. (v. i.) To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.
15. (n.) Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.
16. (n.) Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.
17. (n.) That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.
18. (n.) A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.
19. (n.) Something precisely equal or counterpart to another; a counterpart. Hence, a wraith.
20. (n.) A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute.
21. (n.) Double beer; strong beer.
22. (n.) A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.
23. (n.) A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.
24. (n.) An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
dub'-'-l (shanah, "to repeat," as in counting; kaphal, "to fold over," or "double," as a cloth): A word used quite frequently in the Old Testament. Jacob ordered his sons to take double money in their hands, i.e. twice the necessary amount (Genesis 43:12, 15). If a thief be caught with a living animal he was to restore double (Exodus 22:4); if property be stolen out of the house of one to whom it is entrusted he was to restore double (Exodus 22:7, 9). The firstborn was to receive a double portion of the inheritance (Deuteronomy 21:17). Likewise also by a beautiful symbol Elisha asked for a double portion of Elijah's spirit to fall upon him (2 Kings 2:9). Degrees of punishment or sufferings were also expressed by the idea of a doubling (Isaiah 61:7 Jeremiah 16:18; Jeremiah 17:18 Zechariah 9:12).
The use of the second Hebrew form in Job 11:6 and Job 41:13 seems quite confusing in its translation. the King James Version translates it simply "double," but the Revised Version (British and American) gives it its expanded and derived meaning, "manifold in understanding," and "who shall come within his jaws," respectively, "manifold" in the first instance meaning multiplied, and "jaws" doubtless meaning the double row of teeth. The classic phrases in the New Testament are those used by James to represent instability and a wavering disposition, dipsuchos, literally, "doubleminded" (James 1:8; James 4:8).
Walter G. Clippinger
Double (49 Occurrences)
Luke 13:11 where a woman was present who for eighteen years had been a confirmed invalid: she was bent double, and was unable to lift herself to her full height. (WEY NAS)
2 Corinthians 1:15 In this confidence, I was determined to come first to you, that you might have a second benefit; (See RSV)
1 Timothy 5:17 Let the elders who rule well be counted worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in the word and in teaching. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 1:8 He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (WEB KJV ASV DBY NAS NIV)
James 4:8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Revelation 18:6 Return to her just as she returned, and repay her double as she did, and according to her works. In the cup which she mixed, mix to her double. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 41:32 The dream was doubled to Pharaoh, because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)
Genesis 43:12 and take double money in your hand, and take back the money that was returned in the mouth of your sacks. Perhaps it was an oversight. (WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Genesis 43:15 The men took that present, and they took double money in their hand, and Benjamin; and got up, went down to Egypt, and stood before Joseph. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 16:5 and it hath been on the sixth day, that they have prepared that which they bring in, and it hath been double above that which they gather day 'by' day.' (YLT)
Exodus 22:2 If the thief is found breaking in, and is struck so that he dies, there shall be no guilt of bloodshed for him. (See RSV)
Exodus 22:4 If the stolen property is found in his hand alive, whether it is ox, donkey, or sheep, he shall pay double. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Exodus 22:7 "If a man delivers to his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it is stolen out of the man's house; if the thief is found, he shall pay double. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 22:9 For every matter of trespass, whether it be for ox, for donkey, for sheep, for clothing, or for any kind of lost thing, about which one says,'This is mine,' the cause of both parties shall come before God. He whom God condemns shall pay double to his neighbor. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 26:9 You shall couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shall double over the sixth curtain in the forefront of the tent. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 26:24 They shall be double beneath, and in like manner they shall be entire to its top to one ring: thus shall it be for them both; they shall be for the two corners. (WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)
Exodus 28:16 It shall be square and folded double; a span shall be its length of it, and a span its breadth. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Exodus 36:29 They were double beneath, and in like manner they were all the way to its top to one ring. He did thus to both of them in the two corners. (WEB JPS ASV NAS NIV)
Exodus 39:9 It was square. They made the breastplate double. Its length was a span, and its breadth a span, being double. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Leviticus 11:35 and anything on which 'any' of their carcase falleth is unclean (oven or double pots), it is broken down, unclean they 'are', yea, unclean they are to you. (YLT)
Deuteronomy 14:6 And every beast that hath cloven hoofs, and the feet quite split open into double hoofs, and which cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that ye shall eat. (DBY)
Deuteronomy 15:18 It shall not seem hard to you, when you let him go free from you; for to the double of the hire of a hireling has he served you six years: and Yahweh your God will bless you in all that you do. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Deuteronomy 21:17 but he shall acknowledge the firstborn, the son of the hated, by giving him a double portion of all that he has; for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn is his. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Judges 5:30 'Have they not found, have they not divided the spoil? A lady, two ladies to every man; to Sisera a spoil of dyed garments, a spoil of dyed garments embroidered, of dyed garments embroidered on both sides, on the necks of the spoil?' (See NAS)
1 Samuel 1:5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion; for he loved Hannah, but Yahweh had shut up her womb. (WEB JPS ASV DBY YLT NAS NIV)
1 Samuel 23:7 It was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand; for he is shut in, by entering into a town that has gates and bars." (See NAS)
2 Kings 2:9 It happened, when they had gone over, that Elijah said to Elisha, "Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you." Elisha said, "Please let a double portion of your spirit be on me." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
1 Chronicles 12:33 Of Zebulun, such as were able to go out in the army, who could set the battle in array, with all manner of instruments of war, fifty thousand, and who could order the battle array, and were not of double heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. (KJV DBY WBS)
Job 41:13 Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? (KJV JPS DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Job 42:10 And Jehovah hath turned 'to' the captivity of Job in his praying for his friends, and Jehovah doth add 'to' all that Job hath -- to double. (YLT)
Psalms 12:2 Everyone lies to his neighbor. They speak with flattering lips, and with a double heart. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Psalms 119:113 I hate double-minded men, but I love your law. (WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)
Proverbs 5:4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, and sharp as a two-edged sword; (See NIV)
Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse, double in ways, though he be rich. (DBY)
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh in integrity shall be saved; but he that is perverted in his double ways, shall fall in one of them. (DBY)
Isaiah 40:2 "Speak comfortably to Jerusalem; and call out to her that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received of Yahweh's hand double for all her sins." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 41:15 Behold, I have made of thee a new sharp threshing instrument having double teeth: thou shalt thresh and beat small the mountains, and shalt make the hills as chaff; (DBY NAS)
Isaiah 61:7 Instead of your shame you shall have double; and instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess double; everlasting joy shall be to them. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 16:18 First I will recompense their iniquity and their sin double, because they have polluted my land with the carcasses of their detestable things, and have filled my inheritance with their abominations. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Jeremiah 17:18 Let them be disappointed who persecute me, but let not me be disappointed; let them be dismayed, but don't let me be dismayed; bring on them the day of evil, and destroy them with double destruction. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 50:21 Go up against the land of double rebellion, against it, and against the inhabitants of visitation; waste and utterly destroy after them, saith Jehovah, and do according to all that I have commanded thee. (DBY)
Ezekiel 27:5 They made all thy double boards of cypress-trees of Senir; they took cedars from Lebanon to make masts for thee. (DBY YLT)
Ezekiel 27:25 Ships of Tarshish 'are' thy double walls of thy merchandise, And thou art filled and honoured greatly, In the heart of the seas. (YLT)
Ezekiel 40:43 And the double hooks of a hand breadth were fastened round about within; and upon the tables they put the flesh of the offering. (DBY NAS NIV)
Ezekiel 41:23 The temple and the sanctuary had two doors. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Ezekiel 47:9 And it shall come to pass that every living thing which moveth, whithersoever the double river shall come, shall live. And there shall be a very great multitude of fish; for these waters shall come thither, and the waters of the sea shall be healed; and everything shall live whither the river cometh. (DBY)
Hosea 10:10 When it is my desire, I will chastise them; and the nations will be gathered against them, when they are bound to their two transgressions. (See NAS RSV NIV)
Zechariah 9:12 Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)