What does addle mean?

Definitions for addle
ˈæd lad·dle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. addle, muddle, puddle(verb)

    mix up or confuse

    "He muddled the issues"

  2. addle(verb)

    become rotten

    "addled eggs"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Addle(noun)

    liquid filth; mire

  2. Addle(noun)

    lees; dregs

  3. Addle(adj)

    having lost the power of development, and become rotten, as eggs; putrid. Hence: Unfruitful or confused, as brains; muddled

  4. Addle

    to make addle; to grow addle; to muddle; as, he addled his brain

  5. Addle

    to earn by labor

  6. Addle

    to thrive or grow; to ripen

  7. Origin: [OE. adlen, adilen, to gain, acquire; prob. fr. Icel. lask to acquire property, akin to oal property. Cf. Allodial.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Addle

    ad′dl, Addled, ad′dld, adj. diseased: putrid: barren, empty.—adjs. Ad′dle-head′ed, Ad′dle-pat′ed, having a head or pate with addled brains.—n. Ad′dlement. [M.E. adele—A.S. adela, mud; cf. Scot, eddle, liquid manure.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. addle

    An old term for the putrid water in casks.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of addle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of addle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  • развалям, вмирисвам, развалям се, вмирисвам сеBulgarian
  • enturbiar, confundir, podridoSpanish
  • pourriFrench
  • смести, помести, smesti, pomesti, zbuniti, pokvaren, збунити, покваренSerbo-Croatian

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