Definitions for: Jumble


[n] a theory or argument made up of miscellaneous or incongruous ideas
[n] small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
[n] a confused multitude of things
[v] assemble without order or sense; "She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence"
[v] bring into random order
[v] be all mixed up or jumbled together; "His words jumbled"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jum"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jumbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
Jumbling.] [Prob. fr. jump, i. e., to make to jump, or
shake.]
To mix in a confused mass; to put or throw together without
order; -- often followed by together or up.

Why dost thou blend and jumble such inconsistencies
together? -- Burton.

Every clime and age Jumbled together. -- Tennyson.


Jum"ble, v. i.
To meet or unite in a confused way; to mix confusedly.
--Swift.


Jum"ble, n.
1. A confused mixture; a mass or collection without order;
as, a jumble of words.

2. A small, thin, sugared cake, usually ring-shaped.

Synonyms: clutter, confuse, hodgepodge, jumbal, mare's nest, mingle, mix up, muddle, patchwork, scramble, smother, throw together, welter

See Also: addle, assemble, be, cake, disarray, disorder, disorder, disorderliness, muddle, piece, puddle, put together, rummage, set up, tack, tack together, theory, tumble

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Famous Quotes Containing Jumble:


The Jumble Shop would be one place where we'd sometimes accumulate down in the Village. I think it might be just a place that's unknown that was right around the corner from wherever it was that we met.

-- Lee Krasner (American Artist)

Jealousy - that jumble of secret worship and ostensible aversion.

-- Emile M. Cioran (Romanian Philosopher)

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem - the most oriental thing imaginable.

-- Malcolm De Chazal (French Writer)

It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut.

-- V. S. Naipaul (Indian Novelist)

Now whatever the origin of this apparently meaningless jumble of ideas may have been, it is really a perfect and very slightly allegorical expression of the actual present views we hold today.

-- Frederick Soddy (English Scientist)


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