double-edged

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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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double-edged Synonyms

Antonyms

single;

Near Antonyms

unpaired;

Related Words

mated, paired;


DOUBLE-EDGED Defined for English Language Learners

double-edged

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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