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double bass the largest instrument of the violin family and that which has the deepest tone. The double bass is often called simply "the bass."
double-cross (informal) to fool or cheat by doing the opposite of what one has agreed to do.
doubleheader two games held one after the other on the same day.
doubt to not know for sure; be uncertain about the truth of. [5 definitions]
doubtful having or causing doubt. [3 definitions]
doubtless certainly.
dough a thick mixture of flour or meal and a liquid such as water or milk that is prepared for baking into bread, cake, or the like. [2 definitions]
doughnut a small, sweet cake shaped like a ring, that has been fried in deep fat.
dove1 a type of small pigeon, or a bird like a pigeon. [2 definitions]
dove2 a past tense of dive.
down1 from a higher to a lower position; toward or into a lower position. [13 definitions]
down2 fine, soft, fuzzy feathers. Down covers young birds. Down is also found underneath the outside feathers of some adult birds.
downcast looking downward. [2 definitions]
download a computer file that is sent from one computer to another. [2 definitions]
downpour a very heavy rain.
downright complete; absolute. [2 definitions]
downsize to reduce the size of (a company) by cutting down the number of its workers.
downstairs at, to, or on a lower floor. [3 definitions]
downstream in the direction that a stream or current is flowing. [2 definitions]
down the drain to no good purpose; wasted.
downtown at, to, or toward the lower part or the business area of a town or city. [2 definitions]