Definition of Raffle

1. Noun. A lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money.

Generic synonyms: Drawing, Lottery



2. Verb. Dispose of in a lottery. "We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
Exact synonyms: Raffle Off
Generic synonyms: Gift, Give, Present

Definition of Raffle

1. n. A kind of lottery, in which several persons pay, in shares, the value of something put up as a stake, and then determine by chance (as by casting dice) which one of them shall become the sole possessor.

2. v. i. To engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch.

3. v. t. To dispose of by means of a raffle; -- often followed by off; as, to raffle off a horse.

4. n. Refuse; rubbish; raff.

Definition of Raffle

1. Noun. A drawing, often held as a fundraiser, in which tickets or chances are sold to win a prize. ¹

2. Verb. To award something by means of a raffle or random drawing, often used with off. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Raffle

1. to dispose of by a form of lottery [v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Raffle

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raffia
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raffinoses
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raffishnesses
raffle (current term)
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Literary usage of Raffle

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1. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"The enterprising and go-ahead Cnl. Jennings has got a raffle underway now, ... The raffle will be conducted by gentlemen selected by the interested ..."

2. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"Jennings has got a raffle under way now, which eclipses all his previous ... The raffle will be conducted by gentlemen selected by the interested ..."

3. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Lead on to that raffle, though fwhat the mischief 'tis doin' so far away from uts home — which is the charity-bazaar at Christmas, an' the colonel's wife ..."

4. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1871)
"App. to Lady raffles'a Memoir of Sir St. raffle«, p. 668. ... raffle*. P. 1 1 achy in us, Vieillot. ..."

5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1857)
"raffle FOR A BUSINESS. THE following curiosity has been received from a correspondent:— THE VALUE OF £100 FOR 10». To be disposed of by raffle, ..."

6. The Bookman (1897)
"... raffle. By Alvan S. Sanborn. Boston : Copeland & Day. $1.25. FELLOW TRAVELLERS. By Graham Travers. New York : L>. Appleton & Co. Ji.oo. ..."

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