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Definition of DOUBLET

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Doublet \Doub"let\, n. [In sense 3, OF. doublet; in sense 4, F. doublet, dim. of double double. See {Double}, a.]
     1. Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
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     2. (Print.) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time. [1913 Webster]

     3. A close-fitting garment for men, covering the body from the neck to the waist or a little below. It was worn in Western Europe from the 15th to the 17th century. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Lapidary Work) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a layer of color between them, and thus giving the appearance of a naturally colored gem. Also, a piece of paste or glass covered by a veneer of real stone. [1913 Webster]

     5. (Opt.) 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. --W. H. Wollaston. [1913 Webster]

     6. pl. (See No. 1.) Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets. [1913 Webster]

     7. pl. [Cf. Pr. doblier, dobler draughtboard.] A game somewhat like backgammon. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

     8. One of two or more words in the same language derived by different courses from the same original from; as, crypt and grot are doublets; also, guard and ward; yard and garden; abridge and abbreviate, etc. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "doublet":
     both, brace, cognate, couple, couplet, derivation, derivative, distich, double harness, duad, duet, duo, dyad, eponym, etymon, match, mates, pair, primitive, root, set of two, span, team, the two, twain, two, twosome, yoke


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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