What does jostle mean?

Definitions for jostle
ˈdʒɒs əljos·tle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jostle, jostlingverb

    the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)

  2. jostleverb

    make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving

    "We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform"

  3. jostle, shoveverb

    come into rough contact with while moving

    "The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train"

Wiktionary

  1. jostlenoun

    An experience in which jostling occurs.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  2. jostlenoun

    Being crowded or in a condition of jostling.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  3. jostleverb

    To bump into or brush against while in motion.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  4. jostleverb

    To move through by pushing and shoving.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  5. jostleverb

    To be close to or in physical contact with.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  6. jostleverb

    To contend or vie in order to acquire something.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

  7. jostleverb

    To pick or attempt to pick pockets.

    Etymology: Originally justle, formed from jousten + -tle; from the joster, from iuxta, from iungo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jostleverb

    to run against and shake; to push out of the way; to elbow; to hustle; to disturb by crowding; to crowd against

    Etymology: [A dim. of joust, just, v. See Joust, and cf. Justle.]

  2. Jostleverb

    to push; to crowd; to hustle

    Etymology: [A dim. of joust, just, v. See Joust, and cf. Justle.]

  3. Jostlenoun

    a conflict by collisions; a crowding or bumping together; interference

    Etymology: [A dim. of joust, just, v. See Joust, and cf. Justle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jostle

    jos′l, v.t. to joust or strike against: to drive against. [Freq. of joust.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jostle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jostle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of jostle in a Sentence

  1. Jerry Kang:

    With new [designs] entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.

  2. Joseph Heller:

    I wanted to let the chaotic energy and that kaleidoscopic sense of a mad jostle remain, but I cleaned up the chronology so that all of our characters could actually grow emotionally as the series progressed.

  3. Don DeLillo:

    If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It's the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.

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Translations for jostle

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  • tlačit, tahat, strkatCzech
  • drängeln, Gedränge, Rempelei, Drängelei, GedrängelGerman
  • empujar, codearSpanish
  • törmätä, tunkea, tavoitellaFinnish
  • bousculade, bousculer, cohueFrench
  • uillnich, putScottish Gaelic
  • spingere, farsi largoItalian
  • 押し合うJapanese
  • ātute, tutetuteMāori
  • bruuskeren, verdringen, drummen, omverduwenDutch
  • popchnąćPolish
  • су́толока, пропи́хиваться, прота́лкиваться, толкотня, толка́ться, толку́чка, давка, пиха́тьсяRussian
  • முட்டி தள்ளுTamil
  • دکرکاUrdu
  • 争抢Chinese

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