Definitions for juggleˈdʒʌg əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jug•gleˈdʒʌg əl(v.; n.)-gled, -gling

  1. (v.t.)to keep (several objects, as balls) in continuous motion in the air simultaneously by tossing and catching.

  2. to hold, catch, or balance precariously.

  3. to alter or manipulate in order to deceive, as by subterfuge or trickery:

    to juggle the accounts.

  4. to manage or alternate the requirements of (two or more activities) so as to handle each adequately:

    to juggle the obligations of work and school.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (v.i.)to perform feats of dexterity, as tossing up and keeping in continuous motion a number of balls, plates, knives, etc.

  6. to use artifice or trickery.

  7. (n.)the act or fact of juggling.

Origin of juggle:

1350–1400; < OF jogler to serve as buffoon or jester < LL joculāre to joke, der. of L jocul(us) (joc(us)joke+-ulus -ule )

Princeton's WordNet

  1. juggle, juggling(noun)

    the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression

  2. juggle, juggling(verb)

    throwing and catching several objects simultaneously

  3. juggle, beguile, hoodwink(verb)

    influence by slyness

  4. juggle(verb)

    manipulate by or as if by moving around components

    "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"

  5. juggle(verb)

    deal with simultaneously

    "She had to juggle her job and her children"

  6. juggle(verb)

    throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously

  7. juggle(verb)

    hold with difficulty and balance insecurely

    "the player juggled the ball"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. juggle(verb)ˈdʒʌg əl

    to throw and catch several balls or other objects so that some of them are always in the air

    She was juggling five balls.


  1. juggle(Noun)

    To throw and catch each prop at least twice, as a opposed to a flash.

  2. juggle(Verb)

    To manipulate objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner. Juggling may also include assorted other circus skills such as the diabolo, devil sticks, hat, and cigar box manipulation as well.

    She can juggle flaming torches.

  3. juggle(Verb)

    To handle or manage many tasks at once.

    He juggled home, school, and work for two years.

  4. Origin: jangler, jogler, from iocor

Webster Dictionary

  1. Juggle(verb)

    to play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure

  2. Juggle(verb)

    to practice artifice or imposture

  3. Juggle(verb)

    to deceive by trick or artifice

  4. Juggle(noun)

    a trick by sleight of hand

  5. Juggle(noun)

    an imposture; a deception

  6. Juggle(noun)

    a block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split

Translations for juggle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to keep throwing in the air and catching a number of objects (eg balls or clubs)

He entertained the audience by juggling with four balls and four plates at once.

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