double-edged

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adjective dou·ble-edged \ ˌdə-bəl-ˈejd \

Definition of double-edged

1 :having two cutting edges
  • a double-edged knife
2 a :having two components or aspects
  • a spy with a double-edged mission
b :capable of being taken in two ways
  • a double-edged remark

First Known Use of double-edged

15th century

double-edged Synonyms

Synonyms
binary, bipartite, double-barreled, double-edged, dual, duplex, twin, twofold
Antonyms
single
Related Words
mated, paired
Near Antonyms
unpaired

DOUBLE-EDGED Defined for English Language Learners

double-edged

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adjective

Definition of double-edged for English Language Learners

  • : having two sharp edges

  • : having two different and opposite parts

  • : able to be understood in two different ways



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