• Doublets
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n doublet a man's close-fitting jacket; worn during the Renaissance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Doublet 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.
    • Doublet (Lapidary Work) A counterfeit gem, composed of two pieces of crystal, with a color 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.
    • Doublet A game somewhat like backgammon.
    • Doublet (Print) A word or words unintentionally doubled or set up a second time.
    • Doublet (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.
    • Doublet 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.
    • Doublet Two dice, each of which, when thrown, has the same number of spots on the face lying uppermost; as, to throw doublets .
    • Doublet Two of the same kind; a pair; a couple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n doublet One of a pair of like things; a duplicate: in most uses commonly in the plural.
    • n doublet Specifically— In typography, an unintentional duplication of a word, phrase, passage, etc. Also double.
    • n doublet In philology, a duplicate form of a word; one of two (or, by extension, three or more) words originally the same, but having come to differ in form, and usually more or less in meaning. Doublets are very common in English. They usually consist of an older and a later form, the older being generally descended and the later directly borrowed from the same original (as benison, benediction; malison, malediction, etc.), or two accidental variations of one original, sometimes slightly discriminated (as alarm, alarum, etc.), or of a standard literary and a dialectal form (as church, kirk; lord, laird, etc.). See dimorphism, 5.
    • n doublet In heraldry, a chevron-shaped bearing which issues from either side of the field, and reaches nearly to the opposite side without touching it.
    • n doublet One of a pair of dice turned up in throwing when they both present the same number of spots: usually in the plural: as, to throw doublets.
    • n doublet Something formed by a union of two like things; a duplicate combination. Specifically— A counterfeit gem composed of two pieces of crystal with a layer of color between them, giving the effect of a genuine colored stone.
    • n doublet In optics, a combination of two simple lenses, with the object of diminishing the chromatic and spherical aberration: in the former use called specifically an achromatic doublet. The Wollaston doublet (see the extract) consists of two plano-convex lenses placed a short distance apart in the eyepiece of a microscope.
    • n doublet plural A game with dice upon tables, somewhat resembling backgammon.
    • n doublet An outer body-garment such as was worn by men from about the end of the fifteenth until about the middle of the seventeenth century. Originally it had short skirts, and was girded round the body with a belt of leather or similar material. Later it was cut and adjusted with great care, and even Stuffed or bombasted into an exact shape. At this period it sometimes had skirts, but was more often made without them. Throughout the sixteenth century the doublet usually had sleeves; under the reign of Charles I. of England it became universally an undergarment, being made without sleeves, and was thus the prototype of the modern waistcoat. So long as doublets were a common garment for men, they were frequently imitated in the fashions of feminine dress: thus, a similar body-garment for women was worn about 1580, and again in the reign of Charles II. of England, corresponding nearly to the modern sack, having sleeves and short skirts.
    • n doublet In organ-building, a two-feet stop, or fifteenth. See stop, 6.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Doublet dub′let a pair: an inner garment: name given to words that are really the same, but vary somewhat in spelling and signification, as desk, disc, and dish, describe and descry.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
In sense 3, OF. doublet,; in sense 4, F. doublet, dim. of double, double. See Double (a.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr., dim. of double.


In literature:

Then George took out from his doublet the seven tongues of the dragon, and it was found that they fitted.
"Europa's Fairy Book" by Joseph Jacobs
As wight as a wabster's doublet, that ilka day taks a thief by the neck.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
He laid the lad on the bed, and fell to undoing his doublet of black velvet.
"A Brother To Dragons and Other Old-time Tales" by Amelie Rives
That doublet and cape is what I have not seen this many a day.
"The Old Man of the Mountain, The Lovecharm and Pietro of Abano" by Ludwig Tieck
They stripped off their doublets, and drew their swords.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 380, June, 1847" by Various
The unfastened cloak fell to the floor, and he began to unloose his doublet.
"A Daughter of Raasay" by William MacLeod Raine
I have watched her wandering through the forest of Arden, disguised as a pretty boy in hose and doublet and dainty cap.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
He had 116 servants in liverys, every one livery'd in greene sattin doublets.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
The reason I've come is that I've found this in Doublet's cabin.
"The Trail to Yesterday" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Then the Divided Rhymed Doublet may be separated by only one line, as in "Good-by, Wife," where the Doublet is found in lines 5 and 7.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley

In poetry:

My bosom pants wildly!
My blood hotly flows!
Oh had I a doublet,
A helmet, and hose!
"From Egmont" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
His hose and doublet thistle-down,
Together weaved full fine ;
His stockings of an apple green,
Made of the outward rind ;
"The Life And Death Of Tom Thumb" by Anonymous British
To his heart it struck such terror
That he laughed a laugh of scorn,—
The man in the soldier's doublet,
With the sword so bravely worn.
"The Lost Battle" by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
The drunkard's wages are — a short'ned life —
An empty lodging — an uneasy bed —
A stomach foul — companions fond of strife —
A tatter'd doublet — and an aching head —
"Advice To The Drunkard" by Rees Prichard
Wee Willie Gray, and his leather wallet,
Peel a willow wand to be him boots and jacket;
The rose upon the breir will be him trews an’ doublet,
The rose upon the breir will be him trews an’ doublet,
"Wee Willie Gray" by Robert Burns
It's the way o' the Warl' tae think maist o' braid-claith
An' the weel-plenisht purse—Oh, hoo weel she likes baith!
The thin raggit doublet she canna weel thole,
An' she ne'er could pit up wi' a pouch an' a hole!
"The Way of The Warl'" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

Also, doublet or triplet opal jewelry, or a piece of opal that is sandwiched between two other materials is less expensive than solid opal pieces.

In science:

The hierarchy is supposed to be such as to give light weak doublets which break the electroweak gauge symmetry and give masses to up and down type quarks, on the one hand, and superheavy colour triplets mediating proton decay, on the other.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Let us see now how this missing VEV mechanism works to solve the doublet-triplet splitting problem in both SU (8) and SU (7) GUTs.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
Thus, there certainly is a natural doublet-triplet splitting in both cases and we also have a vanishing µ term at this stage.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
MU , except for one pair of colour triplets and two pairs of weak doublets.
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
All of the SM particles, and also the second electroweak doublet of MSSM, are taken to be present at the starting scale MZ .
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT