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raf·fle 1

 (răf′əl)
n.
A lottery in which a number of persons buy chances to win a prize.
v. raf·fled, raf·fling, raf·fles
v.tr.
To dispose of in a raffle. Often used with off.
v.intr.
To conduct or take part in a raffle.

[Middle English rafle, a game using dice, from Old French, act of seizing, dice game, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

raf′fler n.

raf·fle 2

 (răf′əl)
n.
Rubbish; debris.

[Probably from French rafle, act of seizing, from Old French; see raffle1.]

raffle

(ˈræfəl)
n
a. a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
b. (as modifier): a raffle ticket.
vb
(often foll by: off) to dispose of (goods) in a raffle
[C14 (a dice game): from Old French, of obscure origin]
ˈraffler n

raf•fle1

(ˈræf əl)

n., v. -fled, -fling. n.
1. a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize.
v.t.
2. to dispose of by a raffle (often fol. by off).
v.i.
3. to take part in a raffle.
[1350–1400; rafle dice game < Middle French, derivative of rafler to snatch]

raf•fle2

(ˈræf əl)

n.
1. rubbish.
2. a tangle, as of nautical ropes or canvas.
[1790–1800; perhaps raff + -le]

Raffle

 a jangle or tangle; a rabble, raff, or riff-raff of persons or things.
Examples: raffle of conversation, 1891; of cords; of intorted cordage, 1892; of flying drapery; of knaves, 1486; of priests and friars, 1670; of spars.

raffle


Past participle: raffled
Gerund: raffling

Imperative
raffle
raffle
Present
I raffle
you raffle
he/she/it raffles
we raffle
you raffle
they raffle
Preterite
I raffled
you raffled
he/she/it raffled
we raffled
you raffled
they raffled
Present Continuous
I am raffling
you are raffling
he/she/it is raffling
we are raffling
you are raffling
they are raffling
Present Perfect
I have raffled
you have raffled
he/she/it has raffled
we have raffled
you have raffled
they have raffled
Past Continuous
I was raffling
you were raffling
he/she/it was raffling
we were raffling
you were raffling
they were raffling
Past Perfect
I had raffled
you had raffled
he/she/it had raffled
we had raffled
you had raffled
they had raffled
Future
I will raffle
you will raffle
he/she/it will raffle
we will raffle
you will raffle
they will raffle
Future Perfect
I will have raffled
you will have raffled
he/she/it will have raffled
we will have raffled
you will have raffled
they will have raffled
Future Continuous
I will be raffling
you will be raffling
he/she/it will be raffling
we will be raffling
you will be raffling
they will be raffling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been raffling
you have been raffling
he/she/it has been raffling
we have been raffling
you have been raffling
they have been raffling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been raffling
you will have been raffling
he/she/it will have been raffling
we will have been raffling
you will have been raffling
they will have been raffling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been raffling
you had been raffling
he/she/it had been raffling
we had been raffling
you had been raffling
they had been raffling
Conditional
I would raffle
you would raffle
he/she/it would raffle
we would raffle
you would raffle
they would raffle
Past Conditional
I would have raffled
you would have raffled
he/she/it would have raffled
we would have raffled
you would have raffled
they would have raffled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raffle - a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than moneyraffle - a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
lottery, drawing - players buy (or are given) chances and prizes are distributed by casting lots
Verb1.raffle - dispose of in a lottery; "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
gift, present, give - give as a present; make a gift of; "What will you give her for her birthday?"

raffle

noun draw, lottery, ballot, sweepstake, tombola, sweep There will be more great prizes to be won in our latest raffle.
Translations
نَوْعٌ مِنَ اليانصيبيانَصيب لِجَمْع التَّبَرُّعاتيُجْري يانَصيباً على جائِزَةٍ مُعَيَّنَه
tomboladát do tomboly
lotterilotteri-udlodde
arpajaiset
lutrija
kisorsol
hafa sem verîlaun í hlutaveltuhlutavelta
富くじ
래플
paleisti į loteriją
izlozētlaimētloterija, izlozeloterijas-
dať do tomboly
lotteri
çekilişeşya piyangosueşya piyangosuna koymak
xổ số có giải bằng hiện vật

raffle

[ˈræfl]
A. Nrifa f, sorteo m
B. VT [+ object] → rifar, sortear
ten bottles will be raffled for charityse rifarán or se sortearán diez botellas con fines benéficos
C. CPD raffle ticket Npapeleta f de rifa

raffle

[ˈræfəl]
ntombola f
vtmettre en jeu dans une tombolaraffle ticket nbillet m de tombola

raffle

nTombola f, → Verlosung f
vt (also raffle off)verlosen

raffle

[ˈræfl]
1. nlotteria, riffa
2. vt (object) → mettere in palio

raffle

(ˈrӕfl) noun
a way of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or more of which win a prize. I won this doll in a raffle; (also adjective) raffle tickets.
verb
to give as the prize in a raffle. They raffled a bottle of whisky to raise money for cancer research.

raffle

نَوْعٌ مِنَ اليانصيب tombola lotteri Tombola λοταρία rifa arpajaiset tombola lutrija lotteria 富くじ 래플 loterij tombola loteria sorteio лотерея lotteri การขายตั๋วจับฉลากที่มีสิ่งของเป็นรางวัลมากกว่าเงิน çekiliş xổ số có giải bằng hiện vật 抽彩售货
References in classic literature ?
I shan't know what to do with them; unless I raffle them off.
Consequently the advertisement was withdrawn at a dead loss - for as to sherry, my poor dear mother's own sherry was in the market then - and ten years afterwards, the caul was put up in a raffle down in our part of the country, to fifty members at half-a-crown a head, the winner to spend five shillings.
To keep senators in the interest of the crown, it was proposed that the members should raffle for employment; every man first taking an oath, and giving security, that he would vote for the court, whether he won or not; after which, the losers had, in their turn, the liberty of raffling upon the next vacancy.
The raffle and confusion when he and Harvey were hauled up the bark's black side was indescribable.
Spring is the most wonderful, because she has not to cover a clean, bare field with new leaves and flowers, but to drive before her and to put away the hanging-on, over-surviving raffle of half-green things which the gentle winter has suffered to live, and to make the partly-dressed stale earth feel new and young once more.
A raffle of trailing ropes entangled him as he struck out to swim.
True, the wind itself tore our canvas out of the gaskets, jerked out our topmasts, and made a raffle of our running gear, but still we would have come through nicely had we not been square in front of the advancing storm center.
Clear that raffle," I answered, pointing to the tangled wreckage overside.
First he told me he would put in for me to raffle, and did so; and some small matter coming to his lot, he presented it to me (I think it was a feather muff); then he continued to keep talking to me with a more than common appearance of respect, but still very civil, and much like a gentleman.
Raffles was a villain, when all is written; it is no service to his memory to glaze the fact; yet I have done so myself before to-day.
His name was John Raffles, and he sometimes wrote jocosely W.
I was irresistibly reminded of my poor dear old Raffles.