Found 2 items, similar to ruffle.
English → English
n 1: a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
2: a high tight collar [syn: choker
, neck ruff
3: a noisy fight [syn: affray
v 1: stir up (water) so as to form ripples [syn: ripple
2: trouble or vex; “ruffle somebody's composure”
3: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to
impress others; “He struts around like a rooster in a hen
4: discompose; “This play is going to ruffle some people”
has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues”
5: twitch or flutter; “the paper flicked”
6: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; “shuffle
7: erect or fluff up; “the bird ruffled its feathers”
8: disturb the smoothness of; “ruffle the surface of the water”
[syn: ruffle up
, mess up
9: pleat or gather into a ruffle; “ruffle the curtain fabric”
English → English
, 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
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ruffled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [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.
But, ever after, the small violence done
Rankled in him and ruffled all his heart.
7. To throw into disorder or confusion.
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
, 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