What does Scrabble mean?

Definitions for Scrabble
ˈskræb əlScrab·ble

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Scrabble.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scribble, scrabble, doodle(noun)

    an aimless drawing

  2. Scrabble(verb)

    a board game in which words are formed from letters in patterns similar to a crossword puzzle; each letter has a value and those values are used to score the game

  3. grope for, scrabble(verb)

    feel searchingly

    "She groped for his keys in the dark"

  4. scribble, scrabble(verb)

    write down quickly without much attention to detail


  1. scrabble(Verb)

    To scrape or scratch powerfully with hands or claws.

  2. scrabble(Verb)

    To move something about by making rapid movements back and forth with the hands or paws.

    She was on her hands and knees scrabbling in the mud, looking for her missing wedding ring.

  3. scrabble(Verb)

    To scribble.

  4. Scrabble(ProperNoun)

    A board game in which players draw letter tiles and take turns to make interlocking words like a crossword, scoring points according to the letters played and their positions on the board.


  1. Scrabble

    Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words that, in crossword fashion, read left to right in rows or downward in columns, and be included in a standard dictionary or lexicon. The name Scrabble is a trademark of Mattel in most of the world, except in the United States and Canada, where it is a trademark of Hasbro. The game is sold in 121 countries and is available in 29 languages; approximately 150 million sets have been sold worldwide, and roughly one-third of American and half of British homes have a Scrabble set. There are approximately 4,000 Scrabble clubs around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scrabble(verb)

    to scrape, paw, or scratch with the hands; to proceed by clawing with the hands and feet; to scramble; as, to scrabble up a cliff or a tree

  2. Scrabble(verb)

    to make irregular, crooked, or unmeaning marks; to scribble; to scrawl

  3. Scrabble(verb)

    to mark with irregular lines or letters; to scribble; as, to scrabble paper

  4. Scrabble(noun)

    the act of scrabbling; a moving upon the hands and knees; a scramble; also, a scribble

  5. Origin: [Freq. of scrape. Cf. Scramble, Scrawl, v. t.]


  1. Scrabble

    Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a gameboard marked with a 15×15 grid. The words are formed across and down in crossword fashion and must appear in a standard dictionary. Specified reference works provide a list of permissible words. The name Scrabble is a trademark of Hasbro, Inc. in the United States and Canada; elsewhere, it is trademarked by Mattel. The game is sold in 121 countries and there are 29 different language versions. Approximately 150 million sets have been sold worldwide, and sets are found in roughly one-third of American homes.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scrabble

    skrab′l, v.i. to scrape or make unmeaning marks, to scrawl: to scramble or crawl along with difficulty.—v.t. to gather hastily.—n. a scramble.—v.t. Scrab, to scratch, to scrape.—Scrabbed eggs, a dish of hard-boiled eggs chopped up and seasoned. [A form of scrapple, freq. of scrape.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. scrabble

    A badly written log. This term is used by the translators of the Bible at David's feigned madness, when he "scrabbled on the doors of the gate."

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How to pronounce Scrabble?

  1. Alex
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How to say Scrabble in sign language?

  1. scrabble


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scrabble in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Scrabble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Scrabble in a Sentence

  1. Peter Sokolowski:

    For a living language, the only constant is change, official Scrabble Players Dictionary evolves to keep up with English as Official Scrabble Players Dictionary is used today.

  2. Ganesh Asirvatham:

    Asian players are conquering the Scrabble world, in Western countries, it is seen as a game, but many parents in Asia see it as a way of bridging the gap between East and West.

  3. Liz Fagerlund:

    Ever since the Scrabble world ranking system started, he's been on top for most of the time, it doesn't look like he's going to lose it anytime soon, because no one has had such a high rating ever.

  4. Liz Fagerlund:

    The best Scrabble players have math-core brains, making combinations does not necessarily have to do with knowing English, but basically the patterning of letters to make words. Nigel was definitely good at math.

  5. Liz Fagerlund:

    For Scrabble, there is a dictionary of words without their meanings, it's most likely that he's wired differently; he doesn't even study the pages word by word. He can look at a page full of words and absorb them all.

Images & Illustrations of Scrabble

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