jumble

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jumble \Jum"ble\, verb (used without an object) To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly. --Swift.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jumble \Jum"ble\, noun

1. A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words.

2. A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped. [Also spelled {jumbal}.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Jumble \Jum"ble\, verb (used with an object) [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.

Why dost thou blend and jumble such inconsistencies together? --Burton.

Every clime and age Jumbled together. --Tennyson.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

jumble

noun

1: a confused multitude of things [syn: {clutter}, {jumble}, {muddle}, {fuddle}, {mare's nest}, {welter}, {smother}]

2: small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie [syn: {jumble}, {jumbal}]

3: a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas [syn: {patchwork}, {hodgepodge}, {jumble}]

verb

1: be all mixed up or jumbled together; "His words jumbled" [syn: {jumble}, {mingle}]

2: assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence" [syn: {jumble}, {confuse}, {mix up}]

3: bring into random order [syn: {scramble}, {jumble}, {throw together}]


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