Found 2 items, similar to fiddle.
English → English
n : bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the
violin family; this instrument has four strings and a
hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played
with a bow [syn: violin
v 1: avoid (one's assigned duties); “The derelict soldier shirked
, shrink from
2: commit fraud and steal from one's employer; “We found out
that she had been fiddling for years”
3: play the violin or fiddle
4: play on a violin; “Zuckerman fiddled that song very nicely”
5: manipulate manually or in one's mind or imagination; “She
played nervously with her wedding ring”
; “Don't fiddle
with the screws”
; “He played with the idea of running for
6: play around with or alter or falsify, usually secretively or
dishonestly; “Someone tampered with the documents on my
; “The reporter fiddle with the facts”
7: try to fix or mend; “Can you tinker with the T.V. set--it's
not working right”
; “She always fiddles with her van on
English → English
(f[i^]d"d'l), n. [OE. fidele, fithele, AS.
fi[eth]ele; akin to D. vedel, OHG. fidula, G. fiedel, Icel.
fi[eth]la, and perh. to E. viol. Cf. Viol
1. (Mus.) A stringed instrument of music played with a bow; a
violin; a kit.
2. (Bot.) A kind of dock (Rumex pulcher
) with fiddle-shaped
leaves; -- called also fiddle dock
3. (Naut.) A rack or frame of bars connected by strings, to
keep table furniture in place on the cabin table in bad
weather. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Zo["o]l.), a Japanese carabid beetle
); -- so called from the form of the
(Naut.), a long tackle block having two
sheaves of different diameters in the same plane, instead
of side by side as in a common double block. --Knight.
(Zo["o]l.), the angel fish.
, See fiddle head
in the vocabulary.
, a form of the handles of spoons, forks,
etc., somewhat like a violin.
, the itch. (Low)
To play first fiddle
, or To play second fiddle
, to take a
leading or a subordinate part. [Colloq.]
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fiddled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To play on a fiddle.
Themistocles . . . said he could not fiddle, but he
could make a small town a great city. --Bacon.
2. To keep the hands and fingers actively moving as a fiddler
does; to move the hands and fingers restlessy or in busy
idleness; to trifle.
Talking, and fiddling with their hats and feathers.
, v. t.
To play (a tune) on a fiddle.