from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Very quick; rapid.
- n. A marching cadence; double time.
- transitive v. To double-time.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The double time, a marching cadence (pace) approaching running speed.
- v. To double-time, march (or rather run) at the above speedy pace.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, or performed in, the fastest time or step in marching, next to the run.
- n. Double-quick time, step, or march.
- v. To move, or cause to move, in double-quick time.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Milit., the quickest step next to the run, consisting of 165 steps to the minute, each 33 inches long. Also double-time.
- Performed in the time of the double-quick; pertaining to or in conformity with the double-quick: as, double-quick step.
- Very quick or hurried: as, he disappeared in double-quick time.
- Milit., in double-quick step: as, we were marching double-quick.
- Milit., to march in double-quick step.
- Milit., to cause to march in double-quick step: as, the colonel double-quicked them.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. at a faster speed
- adj. (of a marching cadence) very quick
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