Definitions for raffleˈræf əl
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a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
raffle, raffle off(verb)
dispose of in a lottery
"We raffled off a trip to the Bahamas"
A drawing, often held as a fundraiser, in which tickets or chances are sold to win a prize.
He entered a raffle to win a lifetime supply of toothpaste, but he did not win.
To award something by means of a raffle or random drawing, often used with off.
They raffled off four gift baskets.
Origin: From rafle, from rafle, raffle, from rafler, of origin, from Old *, from hrapōnan, from (s)kreb(h)-, from (s)ker-. Cognate with raffel, raffen, hreppan.
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
a game of dice in which he who threw three alike won all the stakes
to engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch
to dispose of by means of a raffle; -- often followed by off; as, to raffle off a horse
Origin: [See Raff, n. & v., and Raffle.]
A raffle is a gambling competition in which people obtain numbered tickets, each ticket having the chance of winning a prize. At a set time, the winners are drawn from a container holding a copy of every number. The drawn tickets are checked against a collection of prizes with numbers attached to them, and the holder of the ticket wins the prize. The raffle is a popular game in numerous countries and is often held to raise funds for a specific charity or event.
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