Definition of Jumble

1. Noun. A confused multitude of things.

Exact synonyms: Clutter, Fuddle, Mare's Nest, Muddle, Smother, Welter
Generic synonyms: Disorder, Disorderliness
Specialized synonyms: Rummage
Derivative terms: Clutter, Muddle



2. Verb. Be all mixed up or jumbled together. "His words jumbled"
Exact synonyms: Mingle
Generic synonyms: Be

3. Noun. Small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie.
Exact synonyms: Jumbal
Generic synonyms: Cake

4. Verb. Assemble without order or sense. "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
Exact synonyms: Confuse, Mix Up
Related verbs: Confound, Confuse
Specialized synonyms: Addle, Muddle, Puddle
Generic synonyms: Assemble, Piece, Put Together, Set Up, Tack, Tack Together
Derivative terms: Confusion

5. Noun. A theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas.
Exact synonyms: Hodgepodge, Patchwork
Generic synonyms: Theory

6. Verb. Bring into random order. "The chef wants to jumble the eggs "
Exact synonyms: Scramble, Throw Together
Generic synonyms: Disarray, Disorder
Specialized synonyms: Tumble
Derivative terms: Scramble, Scrambler

Definition of Jumble

1. v. t. To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without order; -- often followed by together or up.

2. v. i. To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.

3. n. A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order; as, a jumble of words.

Definition of Jumble

1. Verb. To mix or confuse. ¹

2. Noun. A mixture of unrelated things. ¹

3. Noun. (British) Items for a rummage sale. ¹

4. Noun. (archaic) A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jumble

1. to mix in a disordered manner [v -BLED, -BLING, -BLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jumble

jumar
jumared
jumaring
jumarred
jumarring
jumars
jumart
jumarts
jumbal
jumball
jumbals
jumbie
jumbie bead
jumbies
jumble (current term)
jumble sale
jumble sales
jumbled
jumblement
jumblements
jumbler
jumblers
jumbles
jumblier
jumbliest
jumbling
jumblingly
jumbly
jumbo

Literary usage of Jumble

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1. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1886)
"TALKING of queer things, here comes a queer jumble from a young fellow who says he lives in Maine by the broad blue main; and'that there 's nothing like ..."

2. Sons and Lovers by David Herbert Lawrence (1922)
"At their feet the precipice where the limestone was quarried ai Below was a jumble of hills and tiny villages — Mati Ambergate, Stoney Middleton. ..."

3. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1906)
"CHAPTER III MISCELLANEOUS METRICAL POETRY BEFORE OR CONTEMPORARY WITH CHAUCER GOWER Robert of Brunne—His metrical jumble—Lyric: MS. Harl. ..."

4. The Path to Rome by Hilaire Belloc (1902)
"... and the Reuss all begin, and it is here that the simple arrangement of the Alps to the west turns into the confused jumble of the Alps to the east. ..."

5. The Gentle Art of Making Enemies: As Pleasingly Exemplified in Many by James McNeill Whistler (1904)
"Far from me to spoil a good story; but for the life of me I cannot see what any sympathizing raconteur will regret in the destruction of this mere jumble of ..."

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