Definition of Shuffle

1. Noun. The act of mixing cards haphazardly.

Exact synonyms: Make, Shuffling
Generic synonyms: Reordering
Specialized synonyms: Reshuffle, Reshuffling, Riffle
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards

2. Verb. Walk by dragging one's feet. "The children shuffle to the playground"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
Exact synonyms: Scuffle, Shamble
Generic synonyms: Walk
Specialized synonyms: Drag, Scuff
Derivative terms: Shamble, Shambling, Shuffler, Shuffling

3. Noun. Walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet. "From his shambling I assumed he was very old"
Exact synonyms: Shamble, Shambling, Shuffling
Generic synonyms: Walk, Walking
Derivative terms: Shamble, Shamble

4. Verb. Move about, move back and forth. "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transfer

5. Verb. Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement. "Shuffle the cards"
Exact synonyms: Mix, Ruffle
Generic synonyms: Manipulate
Specialized synonyms: Reshuffle, Riffle, Cut
Derivative terms: Mix, Mix, Shuffler, Shuffling

Definition of Shuffle

1. v. t. To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.

2. v. i. To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.

3. n. The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion.

Definition of Shuffle

1. Noun. The act of shuffling cards. ¹

2. Noun. An instance of walking without lifting one's feet. ¹

3. Noun. (context: by extension music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot. ¹

4. Noun. A trick; an artifice; an evasion. ¹

5. Verb. To put in a random order. ¹

6. Verb. To walk without picking up one's feet ¹

7. Verb. To change; modify the order of something. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Shuffle

1. to walk without lifting the feet [v -FLED, -FLING, -FLES]

Medical Definition of Shuffle

1. 1. To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut. 2. To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate. "I muself, . . . Hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle." (Shak) 3. To use arts or expedients; to make shift. "Your life, good master, Must shuffle for itself." (Shak) 4. To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing. "The aged creature came Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand." (Keats) Synonym: To equivicate, prevaricate, quibble, cavil, shift, siphisticate, juggle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shuffle

shucks and jives
shuffle off this mortal coil
shuffle steer

Literary usage of Shuffle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sixty Years in Canada by William Weir (1903)
"THE DOUBLE shuffle. I have already referred to and explained what was understood by the " Double Majority," and it is now in order to explain what is meant ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland by Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1891)
"shuffle-Board Counters.—The set of counters now exhibited by the courtesy of Sir Robert Fraser Turing, to whom they belong, are supposed to have been used ..."

3. Auction Methods Up-to-date by Milton Cooper Work (1920)
"THE shuffle 24. After drawing for partners, second hand1 shuffles the pack ... Dealer has the right to shuffle last, but must not shuffle after the cut ..."

4. The British Drama: Illustrated by John Dicks (Firm) (1865)
"I beg pardon, eir, but when your honour last left us— shuffle. ... shuffle. No more can I. "1'is the fashion to be absent ; that's the way I forgot ..."

5. The Eugene Field Book: Verses, Stories, and Letters for School Reading by Mary Elizabeth Burt, Eugene Field (1900)
"shuffle-Shoon quoth: "Yes, I know; Thus I builded long ago! Here a gate and there a wall, Here a window, there a door; Here a steeple wondrous tall Riseth ..."

6. Mathematical Questions and Solutions by W. J. C. Miller (1880)
"Then, if you take the 13 cards of one suit in order, and shuffle thus 10 times in ... With the full pack the ninth shuffle brings all the aces together, ..."

7. The London Encyclopaedia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art by Thomas Tegg (1829)
"U. Your life, good master, Must shuffle for itself. Id. The motions of shuffling of cards, or casting of dice are very light ..."

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