raffle


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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 ?
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.
One other was involved in it, one dearer to me than Raffles himself, one whose name shall not even now be sullied by association with ours.
That may be gauged when I confess that this was how the matter stood on the night I gave a worthless check for my losses at baccarat, and afterward turned to Raffles in my need.
A true Londoner, however, I myself had never heard of it until Raffles casually proposed a raid.
The stars shone overhead, the lights of London underneath, and between the lips of Raffles a cigarette of the old and only brand.
I, however, was sending him daily screeds, and both matutinal and nocturnal telegrams, the composition of which afforded Raffles not a little enjoyment.
His name was John Raffles, and he sometimes wrote jocosely W.
Yes, I've done," said Raffles, taking hold of his hat which stood before him on the table, and giving it a sort of oratorical push.
As Rigg pronounced the last words he turned round and looked at Raffles with his prominent frozen eyes.
Raffles himself had merely discarded his dining jacket for one of his innumerable blazers.
Not one of them was worth the paper it was written on, Raffles.
Raffles continued to pace the rich carpet that was of a piece with everything else in his rooms.