What does rustle mean?

Definitions for rustle
ˈrʌs əlrus·tle

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

How to pronounce rustle?

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  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

Examples of rustle in a Sentence

  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.

  4. Shane Lewis:

    You can rustle a chip packet and they know what’s in there, that makes them aggressive. Greg Piper said when Greg Piper visited the site, Greg Piper saw tourists holding out apples, bananas, corn chips and other processed foods to the wild animals, The Guardian reported. Kangaroos typically graze on grasses. A nutritionist for a zoo in Australia said disrupting a kangaroo's diet can result in aggression and health problems. ( Facebook/Kroosn Shuttle Service Pty Ltd) Disrupting the kangaroo’s natural diet can cause health problems, such as stomach ulcers, and cause aggression, according to the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

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