jumble

  • 1 Jumble — Jumble, is a word puzzle in which a player is given a set of letters which, when arranged in the correct order, give the un jumbled word. A simple example would be the set of letters lbujme, which can then be rearranged to spell jumble . Thus the …

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  • 2 Jumble — Jum ble, n. 1. A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words. [1913 Webster] 2. A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring shaped. [Also spelled {jumbal}.] [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Jumble — Jum ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jumbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jumbling}.] [Prob. fr. jump, i. e., to make to jump, or shake.] To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; often followed by together or up. [1913 Webster] Why dost… …

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  • 4 jumble — [n] hodgepodge assortment, chaos, clutter, confusion, derangement, disarrangement, disarray, disorder, farrago, gallimaufry, garbage, goulash, hash*, litter, medley, mélange, mess, miscellany, mishmash, mixture, muddle, olio, pastiche, patchwork …

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  • 5 jumble — ► NOUN 1) an untidy collection of things. 2) Brit. articles collected for a jumble sale. ► VERB ▪ mix up in a confused way. ORIGIN probably symbolic …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 jumble — jumble1 [jum′bəl] n. [< ? OFr jumel, gemel (Fr jumeau), twin: see] a kind of thin, sugared cookie shaped like a ring: also sp. jumbal jumble2 [jum′bəl] vt. jumbled, jumbling [? blend of JUMP + TUMBLE] …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Jumble — Jum ble, v. i. To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 jumble — index complex (entanglement), confuse (bewilder), confuse (create disorder), discompose, entanglement ( …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 jumble — (v.) 1520s, originally to move confusedly, perhaps coined on model of stumble, tumble, etc. In 17c., it was yet another euphemism for have sex with (a sense first attested 1580s). Meaning mix or confuse is from 1540s. Related: Jumbled; jumbling.… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 jumble — n *confusion, disorder, chaos, disarray, clutter, snarl, muddle …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 11 jumble — [[t]ʤʌ̱mb(ə)l[/t]] jumbles, jumbling, jumbled 1) N COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A jumble of things is a lot of different things that are all mixed together in a disorganized or confused way. The shoreline was made up of a jumble of huge boulders …

    English dictionary

  • 12 jumble — jum|ble1 [ˈdʒʌmbəl] n 1.) [singular] a lot of different things mixed together in an untidy way, without any order jumble of ▪ a jumble of old toys ▪ Inside she was a jumble of emotions. 2.) [U] BrE things to be sold at a jumble sale American… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 jumble — I UK [ˈdʒʌmb(ə)l] / US noun 1) [uncountable] British old clothes and other things that you no longer want, sold to raise money. The American word is rummage. 2) [singular] a collection of different things mixed together a delightful jumble of… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 jumble — jum|ble1 [ dʒʌmbl ] noun 1. ) singular a collection of different things mixed together: a delightful jumble of pretty painted houses 2. ) uncount BRITISH RUMMAGE jumble jum|ble 2 [ dʒʌmbl ] verb intransitive or transitive jumble or jumble up to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 jumble — 1 noun 1 (singular) an untidy mixture of things (+ of): a jumble of thoughts and feelings 2 (U) BrE things to be sold at a jumble sale; rummage 2 (2) AmE 2 also jumble up verb (transitive often passive) to mix things together so that they are not …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 jumble — 1. noun a jumble of books and toys Syn: untidy heap, clutter, muddle, mess, confusion, disarray, tangle, imbroglio; hodgepodge, mishmash, miscellany, motley collection, mixed bag, medley, jambalaya, farrago, gallimaufry 2. verb …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 jumble — [ˈdʒʌmb(ə)l] noun I 1) [singular] a collection of different things that are mixed together a delightful jumble of pretty painted houses[/ex] 2) [U] British old things that are sold to raise money II verb [T] jumble [ˈdʒʌmb(ə)l]; ˌjumble sth ˈup… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 18 jumble — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by up) confuse; mix up. 2 intr. move about in disorder. n. 1 a confused state or heap; a muddle. 2 Brit. articles collected for a jumble sale. Phrases and idioms: jumble sale Brit. a sale of miscellaneous usu. second …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 jumble — jumblement, n. jumbler, n. jumblingly, adv. /jum beuhl/, v., jumbled, jumbling, n. v.t. 1. to mix in a confused mass; put or throw together without order: You ve jumbled up all the cards. 2. to confuse mentally; muddle. v.i. 3. to be mixed… …

    Universalium

  • 20 jumble — noun Jumble is used before these nouns: ↑sale …

    Collocations dictionary