Definition of Ruffle. Meaning of Ruffle. Synonyms of Ruffle

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Definition of Ruffle

Ruffle
Ruffle Ruf"fle, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruffled; p. pr. & vb. n. Ruffling.] [From Ruff a plaited collar, a drum beat, a tumult: cf. OD. ruyffelen to wrinkle.] 1. To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle. 2. To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt. 3. To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion. The fantastic revelries . . . that so often ruffled the placid bosom of the Nile. --I. Taylor. She smoothed the ruffled seas. --Dryden. 4. To erect in a ruff, as feathers. [the swan] ruffles her pure cold plume. --Tennyson. 5. (Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum. 6. To discompose; to agitate; to disturb. These ruffle the tranquillity of the mind. --Sir W. Hamilton. But, ever after, the small violence done Rankled in him and ruffled all his heart. --Tennyson. 7. To throw into disorder or confusion. Where best He might the ruffled foe infest. --Hudibras. 8. To throw together in a disorderly manner. [R.] I ruffled up falen leaves in heap. --Chapman To ruffle the feathers of, to exite the resentment of; to irritate.
Ruffle
Ruffle Ruf"fle, n. [See Ruffle, v. t. & i.] 1. That which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill. 2. A state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle. 3. (Mil.) A low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff. --H. L. Scott. 4. (Zo["o]l.) The connected series of large egg capsules, or o["o]thec[ae], of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See O["o]theca. Ruffle of a boot, the top turned down, and scalloped or plaited. --Halliwell.
Ruffle
Ruffle Ruf"fle, v. i. [Perhaps of different origin from ruffle to wrinkle; cf. OD. roffeln, roffen, to pander, LG. raffein, Dan. ruffer a pimp. Cf. Rufflan.] 1. To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent. [R.] The night comes on, and the bleak winds Do sorely ruffle. --Shak. 2. To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter. On his right shoulder his thick mane reclined, Ruffles at speed, and dances in the wind. --Dryden. 3. To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger. They would ruffle with jurors. --Bacon. Gallants who ruffled in silk and embroidery. --Sir W. Scott.

Meaning of Ruffle from wikipedia

- Ruffles is a brand of ruffled (crinkle-cut) potato chips marketed by Frito-Lay since 1961. The Frito Company acquired the rights to Ruffles brand potato...
- In sewing and dressmaking, a ruffle, frill, or furbelow is a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment...
- A ruffle is a gathered or pleated strip of fabric. Ruffle or ruffles may also refer to: Ruffles, a brand of potato chips Ruffles and flourishes, a fanfare...
- Ruffles and flourishes are preceding fanfare for honors music; ceremonial music for distinguished people. In the Israeli Defence Forces, ruffles and flourishes...
- Ruffle Bar is a 143-acre (58 ha) island located in Jamaica Bay in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, off the coast of Canarsie. The island is part...
- Name(s) Image Description Bed skirt (also bed ruffle, dust ruffle or valance) A decorative piece used to cover the boxspring and legs of the bed. It fits...
- she and Lyla have left to search for a new home for the mermaid pod. Amy Ruffle as Sirena (series 1–2), one of the three mermaids. Naive and sweet, she...
- China Post. 25 July 2008. Retrieved 28 May 2009. "Taiwan flags in Salt Lake ruffle a few feelings". The Deseret News. 10 February 2002. "Looking behind Ma's...
- Four ruffles and flourishes and 'Hail to the Chief' (long version) Problems playing this file? See media help....
- Bartolommeo M****alongo in 1860. Members of the genus are commonly called ruffle lichens or scatter-rag lichens. Parmotrema tinctorum Parmotrema chinense...
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