Definitions for raffleˈræf əl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
raf•fleˈræf əl(n.; v.)-fled, -fling.
(n.)a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize.
(v.t.)to dispose of by a raffle (often fol. by off).
(v.i.)to take part in a raffle.
Origin of raffle:
1350–1400; rafle dice game < MF, der. of rafler to snatch
a tangle, as of nautical ropes or canvas.
Category: Nautical, Navy
Origin of raffle:
1790–1800; perh. raff+ -le
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
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.
Translations for raffle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a way of raising money by selling numbered tickets, one or more of which win a prize
I won this doll in a raffle; (also adjective) raffle tickets.
- يانَصيب لِجَمْع التَّبَرُّعاتArabic
- rifaPortuguese (BR)
- die Tombola; Tombola...German
- lotteri; lotteri-Danish
- قرعه کشی؛ لاتاریFarsi
- लाटरी से कोष संग्रहHindi
- tombola, predmetna lutrijaCroatian
- lotteria; della lotteriaItalian
- loterija, izloze; loterijas-Latvian
- rafel, loteriMalay
- utlodning, tombola, lotteriNorwegian
- loteria fantowaPolish
- قرعه کشی؛ لاتاریPersian
- بخت از موينه، پچه اچونه، طالعPashto
- (de) loterie; tombolăRomanian
- eşya piyangosuTurkish
- 抽獎募款Chinese (Trad.)
- فروخت بذریعہ قرعہ اندازیUrdu
- cuộc xổ số để bán hàng (nhất là vì từ thiện)Vietnamese
- 抽彩售货法Chinese (Simp.)
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