What does rustle mean?

Definitions for rustleˈrʌs əl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rustle, rustling, whisper, whispering(verb)

    a light noise, like the noise of silk clothing or leaves blowing in the wind

  2. rustle(verb)

    make a dry crackling sound

    "rustling silk"; "the dry leaves were rustling in the breeze"

  3. rustle, lift(verb)

    take illegally

    "rustle cattle"

  4. rustle(verb)

    forage food


  1. Rustle(v. i.)

    To steal; -- used of livestock and esp. of cattle.

  2. Origin: [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.]


  1. rustle(Noun)

    a soft crackling sound similar to the movement of leaves

  2. rustle(Verb)

    to move (something) with a soft crackling sound

  3. rustle(Verb)

    to move speedily, hustle, stir

  4. rustle(Verb)

    to make, do, secure, or obtain in a lively, energetic way

    rustle up some food

  5. rustle(Verb)

    to steal (cattle or other livestock)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rustle(verb)

    to make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves

  2. Rustle(verb)

    to stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about

  3. Rustle(verb)

    to cause to rustle; as, the wind rustles the leaves

  4. Rustle(noun)

    a quick succession or confusion of small sounds, like those made by shaking leaves or straw, by rubbing silk, or the like; a rustling

  5. Origin: [AS. hristlan to rustle; or cf. Sw. rusta to stir, make a riot, or E. rush, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rustle

    rus′l, v.i. to make a soft, whispering sound, as silk, straw, &c.: (U.S.) to stir about.—n. a quick succession of small sounds, as that of dry leaves: a rustling, a movement with rustling sound.—ns. Rus′tler, one who, or that which, rustles: (U.S.) an active fellow; Rus′tling, a quick succession of small sounds, as that of dry leaves.—adv. Rus′tlingly. [Skeat makes it a freq. of Sw. rusta, to stir, a variant of Old Sw. ruska, to shake. Cf. Rush; and cf. Ger. rauschen, ruschen, to rustle.]

Anagrams for rustle »

  1. luster, lustre, result, rulest, sutler, ulster, Ulster

  2. Rulest

  3. Sutler

  4. Ulster


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rustle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rustle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    His voice was a intimate as the rustle of sheets.

  2. Aaron J. Munzer:

    A gentle breeze, a rustle of leaves, it's times like this life pleases with ease.

  3. Dan Kelly:

    ($13 million) in a matter of hours is nothing short of blinding, the use of loopholes in the bank's procedures makes sense, but trying to rustle up a mule network in one country without making too much noise can't be easy.

Images & Illustrations of rustle

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