Definition of Raffles

1. Noun. British colonial administrator who founded Singapore (1781-1826).




Definition of Raffles

1. Noun. (plural of raffle) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of raffle) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raffles

1. raffle [v] - See also: raffle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raffles

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Literary usage of Raffles

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1. Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life by George Eliot (1873)
"After taking Raffles to bed that night the banker ordered his closed carriage to be ... His certainty that Raffles, unless he were dead, would return to ..."

2. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"Raffles AND COMPANY man of birth and mystery, with an ostentatious passion ... Raffles and Company The most popular literary rogue of recent times owes to ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Raffles set himself to remove the causes of this unpopularity. ... In his own words Raffles proposed : " 1st. The entire abolition of all forced delivery of ..."

4. The Literature of Roguery by Frank Wadleigh Chandler (1907)
"Raffles and Company The most popular literary rogue of recent times owes to the most ... Raffles is secretive and taciturn, a non-professional who excels in ..."

5. British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1907)
"Stamford Raffles, who has written his name for all time in the book of great English ... After a very brief schooling Raffles, at the age of fourteen, ..."

6. British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence by Frank Athelstane Swettenham (1907)
"Stamford Raffles, who has written his name for all time in the book of great English ... After a very brief schooling Raffles, at the age of fourteen, ..."

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