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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
raf′l, n. a kind of sale by chance or lottery in which the price is subscribed equally by all who hope to win.—v.i. to try a raffle.—n. Raff′ler. [Fr. rafle, a certain game of dice—rafler, to sweep away—Ger. raffeln, freq. of raffen (A.S. reafian), to seize.]
raf′l, n. lumber, rubbish. [Cf. Raff (1).]
A type of game of opportunity where people buy a ticket or number of tickets that are accurately numbered to have the option of winning a prize and according to the raffle rules the tickets will be independently verified when just and needed.
Most communities have some form of raffle every Christmas, people buy a ticket especially when the proceeds go to a charity.
The numerical value of raffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of raffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This was right after the shootings in Baton Rouge and there was a lot of heat and energy around the issue of guns, i want to live in a world where a girls softball team doesn’t have to raffle off a gun because it’s the quickest way to make money.
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