What does scramble mean?

Definitions for scramble
ˈskræm bəlscram·ble

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scramble, scuffle(noun)

    an unceremonious and disorganized struggle

  2. scamper, scramble, scurry(verb)

    rushing about hastily in an undignified way

  3. scramble(verb)

    to move hurriedly

    "The friend scrambled after them"

  4. clamber, scramble, shin, shinny, skin, struggle, sputter(verb)

    climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling

  5. scramble, jumble, throw together(verb)

    bring into random order

  6. beat, scramble(verb)

    stir vigorously

    "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"

  7. scramble(verb)

    make unintelligible

    "scramble the message so that nobody can understand it"


  1. scramble(Noun)

    A rush or hurry

  2. scramble(Noun)

    An emergency defensive air force mission to intercept attacking enemy aircraft.

  3. scramble(Noun)

    A motocross race

  4. scramble(Noun)

    Any frantic period of activity.

  5. scramble(Verb)

    To move hurriedly to a location, especially by using all limbs against a surface.

  6. scramble(Verb)

    To proceed to a location or an objective in a disorderly manner.

  7. scramble(Verb)

    To mix food ingredients in a mix to be cooked into a loose mass.

  8. scramble(Verb)

    To process telecommunication signals to make them unintelligible to an unauthorized listener.

  9. scramble(Verb)

    To quickly enter vehicles, usually aircraft, and proceed to a destination in response to an alert, usually to intercept an attacking enemy.

  10. scramble(Verb)

    To partake in motocross

  11. scramble(Verb)

    To ascend rocky terrain as a leisure activity

  12. scramble(Interjection)

    shouted when something desirable is thrown into a group of people who individually want that item.

  13. Origin: Origin uncertain. Compare earlier dialectal scramb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scramble(verb)

    to clamber with hands and knees; to scrabble; as, to scramble up a cliff; to scramble over the rocks

  2. Scramble(verb)

    to struggle eagerly with others for something thrown upon the ground; to go down upon all fours to seize something; to catch rudely at what is desired

  3. Scramble(verb)

    to collect by scrambling; as, to scramble up wealth

  4. Scramble(verb)

    to prepare (eggs) as a dish for the table, by stirring the yolks and whites together while cooking

  5. Scramble(noun)

    the act of scrambling, climbing on all fours, or clambering

  6. Scramble(noun)

    the act of jostling and pushing for something desired; eager and unceremonious struggle for what is thrown or held out; as, a scramble for office

  7. Origin: [Freq. of Prov. E. scramb to rake together with the hands, or of scramp to snatch at. cf. Scrabble.]


  1. Scramble

    Scramble is a 1981 horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up, arcade game. It was developed by Konami, and manufactured and distributed by Stern in North America. It was the first side-scrolling shooter with forced scrolling and multiple distinct levels. The hardware uses two Zilog Z80 microprocessors for the central processing unit in addition to two AY-3-8910 sound chips for the sound.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scramble

    skram′bl, v.i. to struggle to seize something before others: to catch at or strive for rudely: to wriggle along on all-fours.—v.t. to throw down to be scrambled for: to advance or push.—n. act of scrambling: a struggle for office.—n. Scram′bler.—adj. Scram′bling, confused and irregular.—adv. Scram′blingly, in a scrambling manner: irregularly: unceremoniously. [Prov. Eng. scramb, to rake together with the hands, or scramp, to snatch at; nearly allied to scrabble and scrape.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scramble in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scramble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of scramble in a Sentence

  1. Charles Gladden:

    They scramble around for issues to talk about.

  2. Mike Nuss:

    We've had to scramble and resurrect our training.

  3. Gennadiy Goldberg:

    There's definitely a scramble. It's all dependent on Greece.

  4. Michael Whouley:

    There was a furious scramble to find somebody in the motorcade.

  5. Doug Horton:

    If the destination is heaven, why do we scramble to be first in line for hell?

Images & Illustrations of scramble

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  • تزاحمArabic
  • лазяBulgarian
  • léztCzech
  • krabbeln, kraxeln, drängeln, klettern, verrühren, Gedrängel, chiffrieren, verschlüsselnGerman
  • περιπλέκωGreek
  • revolver, gatearSpanish
  • kiipeillä, könytä, rynnätä, sekoittaa, kiire, kompuroida, salataFinnish
  • bousculade, ruer, interception, motocross, brouillerFrench
  • संघर्षHindi
  • матиMacedonian
  • leźćPolish
  • amestecaRomanian
  • лезть, мотогонки, взбалтывать, взлёт по тревоге, шифровать, взобраться, залезть, взболтать, ажиотаж, взбираться, пробираться, зашифровать, вскарабкаться, мотокросс, запарка, спешка, пробраться, свалка, зашифровывать, карабкатьсяRussian
  • acele etmek, tırmanmak, motokros yarışı, acele etme, çırpmak, çalkalamak, şifrelemeTurkish
  • tranh giànhVietnamese

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