What does shuffle mean?

Definitions for shuffle
ˈʃʌf əlshuf·fle

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shuffle, shuffling, makenoun

    the act of mixing cards haphazardly

  2. shamble, shambling, shuffle, shufflingverb

    walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

    "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"

  3. shuffle, scuffle, shambleverb

    walk by dragging one's feet

    "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"

  4. shuffleverb

    move about, move back and forth

    "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"

  5. shuffle, ruffle, mixverb

    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

    "shuffle the cards"

Wiktionary

  1. shufflenoun

    The act of shuffling cards.

    He made a real mess of the last shuffle.

  2. shufflenoun

    An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.

    The sad young girl left with a tired shuffle.

  3. shufflenoun

    A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.

  4. shufflenoun

    A trick; an artifice; an evasion.

    The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles. uE000157462uE001 L'Estrange.

  5. shuffleverb

    To put in a random order.

  6. shuffleverb

    To walk without picking up one's feet

  7. shuffleverb

    To change; modify the order of something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Shuffleverb

    to shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  2. Shuffleverb

    to mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  3. Shuffleverb

    to remove or introduce by artificial confusion

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  4. Shuffleverb

    to change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  5. Shuffleverb

    to change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  6. Shuffleverb

    to use arts or expedients; to make shift

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  7. Shuffleverb

    to move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  8. Shufflenoun

    the act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

  9. Shufflenoun

    a trick; an artifice; an evasion

    Etymology: [Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove. See Shove, and Scuffle.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Shuffle

    shuf′l, v.t. to change the positions of: to confuse: to remove or introduce by purposed confusion.—v.i. to change the order of cards in a pack: to shift ground: to evade fair questions: to move by shoving the feet along.—n. act of shuffling: an evasion or artifice.—n. Shuff′ler.—p.adj. Shuff′ling, evasive, as an excuse.—adv. Shuff′lingly, in a shuffling manner: with an irregular gait: evasively.—To shuffle off, to thrust aside, put off. [A by-form of scuffle, thus conn. with shove and shovel.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuffle in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of shuffle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of shuffle in a Sentence

  1. Tallulah Bankhead:

    Let's not quibble! I'm the foe of moderation, the champion of excess. If I may lift a line from a die-hard whose identity is lost in the shuffle, I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.

  2. Lynly Egyes:

    Roxsana Hernandez needed medical care and yet she was cleared to be incarcerated. At numerous times throughout her days in immigration enforcement custody, the people she was detained with pleaded for her to receive medical care, it is clear from these records that if immigration enforcement believes that their sole duty is to shuffle people into immigration prisons, that is what they'll do. As a result, the consequences for those who are either sick or who get sick while in their custody can be fatal.

  3. Vyacheslav Volodin:

    There was no probe yet, and it is unlikely to be impartial considering the current situation in Ukraine, that's why all statements made instantly are an attempt, on the one hand, to shuffle off the blame on to someone else. On the other hand, everything suggests that all that may have been orchestrated.

  4. Scott Snyder:

    Dialogue, pressure and deterrence, or military measures -- it's really just a question of how the Trump administration is going to shuffle the deck they inherited.

  5. Arnold J. Toynbee:

    As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.

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