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jum·ble

 (jŭm′bəl)
v. jum·bled, jum·bling, jum·bles
v.tr.
1. To mix in a confused way; throw together carelessly: jumble socks in a heap.
2. To muddle; confuse: The rapid-fire questioning jumbled the witness's thoughts.
v.intr.
To be mixed in a confused way: dividers to keep the files from jumbling.
n.
1. A confused or disordered mass: a jumble of paper scraps.
2. A disordered state; a muddle: receipts in a jumble.

[Origin unknown.]

jumble

(ˈdʒʌmbəl)
vb
1. to mingle (objects, papers, etc) in a state of disorder
2. (tr; usually passive) to remember in a confused form; muddle
n
3. a disordered mass, state, etc
4. Brit articles donated for a jumble sale
5. (Cookery) Also called: jumbal a small thin cake, usually ring-shaped
[C16: of uncertain origin]
ˈjumbler n
ˈjumbly adj

jum•ble

(ˈdʒʌm bəl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.t.
1. to mix in a confused mass; put or throw together without order.
2. to confuse mentally; muddle.
v.i.
3. to be mixed together in a disorderly heap or mass.
4. to meet or come together confusedly.
n.
5. a mixed or disordered heap or mass.
6. a confused mixture; medley.
7. a state of confusion or disorder.
[1520–30]
jum′bler, n.
jum′bling•ly, adv.

Jumble

 a confused mixture. See also hotchpotch, huddle.
Examples: jumble of atoms, 1706; of hills and rocks, 1882; of intentions, 1767; of disagreeable things, 1711; of words, 1757.

jumble


Past participle: jumbled
Gerund: jumbling

Imperative
jumble
jumble
Present
I jumble
you jumble
he/she/it jumbles
we jumble
you jumble
they jumble
Preterite
I jumbled
you jumbled
he/she/it jumbled
we jumbled
you jumbled
they jumbled
Present Continuous
I am jumbling
you are jumbling
he/she/it is jumbling
we are jumbling
you are jumbling
they are jumbling
Present Perfect
I have jumbled
you have jumbled
he/she/it has jumbled
we have jumbled
you have jumbled
they have jumbled
Past Continuous
I was jumbling
you were jumbling
he/she/it was jumbling
we were jumbling
you were jumbling
they were jumbling
Past Perfect
I had jumbled
you had jumbled
he/she/it had jumbled
we had jumbled
you had jumbled
they had jumbled
Future
I will jumble
you will jumble
he/she/it will jumble
we will jumble
you will jumble
they will jumble
Future Perfect
I will have jumbled
you will have jumbled
he/she/it will have jumbled
we will have jumbled
you will have jumbled
they will have jumbled
Future Continuous
I will be jumbling
you will be jumbling
he/she/it will be jumbling
we will be jumbling
you will be jumbling
they will be jumbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jumbling
you have been jumbling
he/she/it has been jumbling
we have been jumbling
you have been jumbling
they have been jumbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jumbling
you will have been jumbling
he/she/it will have been jumbling
we will have been jumbling
you will have been jumbling
they will have been jumbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jumbling
you had been jumbling
he/she/it had been jumbling
we had been jumbling
you had been jumbling
they had been jumbling
Conditional
I would jumble
you would jumble
he/she/it would jumble
we would jumble
you would jumble
they would jumble
Past Conditional
I would have jumbled
you would have jumbled
he/she/it would have jumbled
we would have jumbled
you would have jumbled
they would have jumbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jumble - a confused multitude of thingsjumble - a confused multitude of things  
disorderliness, disorder - a condition in which things are not in their expected places; "the files are in complete disorder"
rummage - a jumble of things to be given away
2.jumble - small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
cake - baked goods made from or based on a mixture of flour, sugar, eggs, and fat
3.jumble - a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
theory - a belief that can guide behavior; "the architect has a theory that more is less"; "they killed him on the theory that dead men tell no tales"
Verb1.jumble - be all mixed up or jumbled togetherjumble - be all mixed up or jumbled together; "His words jumbled"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
2.jumble - assemble without order or sensejumble - assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
confuse, confound - mistake one thing for another; "you are confusing me with the other candidate"; "I mistook her for the secretary"
addle, muddle, puddle - mix up or confuse; "He muddled the issues"
assemble, put together, tack together, set up, piece, tack - create by putting components or members together; "She pieced a quilt"; "He tacked together some verses"; "They set up a committee"
3.jumble - bring into random order
disarray, disorder - bring disorder to
tumble - throw together in a confused mass; "They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern"

jumble

noun
1. muddle, mixture, mess, disorder, confusion, chaos, litter, clutter, disarray, medley, mélange (French), miscellany, mishmash, farrago, hotchpotch (U.S.), hodgepodge, gallimaufry, pig's breakfast (informal), disarrangement a meaningless jumble of words
verb
1. mix, mistake, confuse, disorder, shuffle, tangle, muddle, confound, entangle, ravel, disorganize, disarrange, dishevel animals whose remains were jumbled together by scavengers and floods

jumble

verb
1. To put into total disorder:
Slang: snafu.
3. To mix together so as to change the order of arrangement:
Games: riffle.
4. To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:
Informal: throw.
Idiom: make one's head reel.
noun
Translations
خَليطيَخْلُط
naházetpomíchatsměsiceveteš
bringe i uordenrodebunkesammensuriumskrammel
lomösszevisszaság
hrærigrautur, bendarugla, hrúga samanskran, dót á skransölu
atliekami daiktaikratinyslabdaros mugėlabdaros parduotuvėmaišalynė
juceklisnekārtībanevajadzīgas mantassajauktsasviest juku jukām
haraburdypoprehadzovanýstará veczmiešanina
zmešnjava
fazlalıkkarıştırmakkarmakarışık yığın

jumble

[ˈdʒʌmbl]
A. N
1. [of objects] → revoltijo m, batiburrillo m (fig) → confusión f, embrollo m
a jumble of furnitureun batiburrillo de muebles, un montón de muebles revueltos
a jumble of soundsunos ruidos confusos
2. (Brit) (at jumble sale) (= old clothes) → ropa f usada; (= bric-à-brac) → objetos mpl usados
B. VT (also jumble together, jumble up) → mezclar, amontonar
papers jumbled up togetherpapeles revueltos
they were just jumbled together anyhowestaban mezclados or amontonados de cualquier manera
C. CPD jumble sale N (Brit) → mercadillo m benéfico (venta de objetos usados con fines benéficos)

jumble

[ˈdʒʌmbəl]
n
(= confused mixture) [words, colours, styles] → méli-mélo m
(= mess) → fouillis m
jumble up
vt sep (= mix together in a confused way) [+ miscellaneous things] → mélangerjumble sale n (British)vente f de charité (d'objets d'occasion)

jumble

vt (also jumble up)
(lit)durcheinanderwerfen, kunterbunt vermischen; jumbled updurcheinander, kunterbunt vermischt; a jumbled mass of wiresein Wirrwarr mvon Kabeln; to jumble everything upalles durcheinanderbringen or in Unordnung bringen; his clothes are jumbled together on the bedseine Kleider liegen in einem unordentlichen Haufen auf dem Bett
(fig) factsdurcheinanderbringen; jumbled thoughts/memoriesverworrene Gedanken/Erinnerungen pl
n
(of objects)Durcheinander nt; (of ideas, words, memories)Wirrwarr m
no pl (for jumble sale) → gebrauchte Sachen pl

jumble

[ˈdʒʌmbl]
1. n
a. (of objects, ideas) → miscuglio, accozzaglia
b. (old clothes) → roba usata
2. vt (also jumble together, jumble up) → mettere alla rinfusa

jumble

(ˈdʒambl) verb
(often with up or together) to mix or throw together without order. In this puzzle, the letters of all the words have been jumbled (up); His shoes and clothes were all jumbled (together) in the cupboard.
noun
1. a confused mixture. He found an untidy jumble of things in the drawer.
2. unwanted possessions suitable for a jumble sale. Have you any jumble to spare?
jumble sale
a sale of unwanted possessions, eg used clothing, usually to raise money for a charity etc.
References in classic literature ?
It's very funny when well done, and makes a perfect jumble of tragical comical stuff to laugh over.
Why look here, Mook, father doesn't know that his store there in town is just a queer jumble, that he'll never sell the stuff he buys.
To be sure, the charade, with its "ready wit"but then the "soft eyes" in fact it suited neither; it was a jumble without taste or truth.
The rest of the half-year is a jumble in my recollection of the daily strife and struggle of our lives; of the waning summer and the changing season; of the frosty mornings when we were rung out of bed, and the cold, cold smell of the dark nights when we were rung into bed again; of the evening schoolroom dimly lighted and indifferently warmed, and the morning schoolroom which was nothing but a great shivering-machine; of the alternation of boiled beef with roast beef, and boiled mutton with roast mutton; of clods of bread-and-butter, dog's-eared lesson-books, cracked slates, tear-blotted copy-books, canings, rulerings, hair-cuttings, rainy Sundays, suet-puddings, and a dirty atmosphere of ink, surrounding all.
There was a happy-go-lucky jumble of trains and wagons, all held back by the slowest team; and this continued on some railways until as late as 1857.
Like the period which du Bousquier himself represented, the house was a jumble of dirt and magnificence.
The artillery booming, forward, rearward, and on the flanks made jumble of ideas of direction.
Amused as I was at the ingenious jumble he had made of Spencer's words, I kept as grave a face as I could.
Else, instead of a gallant gentleman in a gold-laced coat, thou wilt be but a jumble of sticks and tattered clothes, and a bag of straw, and a withered pumpkin
The worthy Commissary General of the Carlist forces was under the impression that I was looking at him; but what I had in my eye was a jumble of butterfly women and winged youths and the soft sheen of Argand lamps gleaming on an arrow of gold in the hair of a head that seemed to evade my outstretched hand.
Here and there, above this shelf, a head of Niobe, hanging to a nail, presented her pose of woe; a Venus smiled; a hand thrust itself forward like that of a pauper asking alms; a few "ecorches," yellowed by smoke, looked like limbs snatched over-night from a graveyard; besides these objects, pictures, drawings, lay figures, frames without paintings, and paintings without frames gave to this irregular apartment that studio physiognomy which is distinguished for its singular jumble of ornament and bareness, poverty and riches, care and neglect.
It was a jumble of tavern and curiosity-shop; and though there was nothing there remotely suggesting the cult of the Monkey, it is, of course, possible that some of its images or talismans were in such a place.