double meaning

twofold meaning, meaning that can be understood in two or more ways

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • double meaning — Synonyms and related words: ambiguity, ambiguousness, amphibology, complexity of meaning, double entendre, double reference, equivocacy, equivocality, equivocalness, equivocation, equivoque, irony, levels of meaning, multivocality, paronomasia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • double meaning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. equivocation, double entendre, ambiguity. See vulgarity, wit. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. double entendre, ambiguity, play on words, innuendo, pun; see also joke 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • double meaning — noun : double entendre the men and girls strained to anticipate the double meanings Charles Jackson …   Useful english dictionary

  • double meaning — noun The situation in which a word or phrase has two different, often opposite, meanings For example: wicked, meaning both good or great and bad or evil …   Wiktionary

  • double-meaning — doubˈle meanˈing adjective Ambiguous (also noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑double …   Useful english dictionary

  • double meaning — See ambiguity …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • having a double meaning — index ambiguous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • possessing double meaning — index equivocal Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • double-entendre — [dub΄əl än tän′ drə; do͞o΄blôn tôn′drə] n. 〚Fr (now obs.), double meaning〛 1. a term with two meanings, esp. when one of them has a risqué or indecorous connotation 2. the use of such a term or terms; ambiguity * * * dou·ble en·ten·dre (dŭb əl än …   Universalium

  • double entendre — [n] play on words ambiguity, amphibiology, double meaning, equivocality, equivocation, equivoque, innuendo, joke, pun, tergiversation; concepts 278,682 …   New thesaurus

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