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- doubtlet (archaic)
doublet (plural doublets)
- A pair of two similar or equal things; couple.
- (linguistics) One of two or more different words in a language derived from the same etymological root but having different phonological forms (e.g., toucher and toquer in French or shade and shadow in English).
- (literature) In textual criticism, two different narrative accounts of the same actual event.
- (lapidary) An imitation gem made of two pieces of glass or crystal with a layer of color between them.
- (printing, US) A word or phrase set a second time by mistake.
- (quantum mechanics) A quantum state of a system with a spin of ½, such that there are two allowed values of the spin component, −½ and +½.
- (computing) A word (or rather, a halfword) consisting of two bytes.
- (botany) A very small flowering plant, Dimeresia howellii.
- A word ladder puzzle.
- An arrangement of two lenses for a microscope, designed to correct spherical aberration and chromatic dispersion, thus rendering the image of an object more clear and distinct.
- 1855, Schacht, Hermann; Currey, Frederick, The Microscope:
- The doublet generally used is that invented by Dr. Wollaston, and consists of two plano-convex lenses placed with their convex sides towards the eye […]
- Either of two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost.
- to throw doublets
- (uncountable, obsolete) A game somewhat like backgammon.
- (radio) Dipole antenna.
- (Historical) A man's inner garment; e.g., waistcoat.
- c. 1598–1600, William Shakespeare, “As You Like It”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene iv], lines 726-27:
- I must comfort the weaker vessel, as
doublet and hose ought to show itself courageous to petticoat […]
- 1709, [Alexander Pope], An Essay on Criticism, London: […] W. Lewis […], published 1711, OCLC 15810849, lines 316-19, 327-30:
- Expression is the dress of thought, and still
Appears more decent, as more suitable;
A vile conceit in pompous words express'd,
Is like a clown in regal purple dress'd:
These sparks with awkward vanity display
What the fine gentleman wore yesterday;
And but so mimic ancient wits at best,
As apes our grandsires, in their doublets drest.
pair of two similar or equal things
pair of cognates in a language
doublet (plural doublets)
- A man’s close-fitting jacket, with or without sleeves, worn by European men from the 1400s to the 1600s.
- c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], line 75:
- Lord Hamlet, with his doublet all unbraced […]
article of men's clothing
- doublet in Hensleigh Wedgwood, On False Etymologies, Transactions of the Philological Society,1855
- doublet at OneLook Dictionary Search
- “doublet” in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
doublet m (plural doublets)