Search Result for "ruffled":
1. shaken into waves or undulations as by wind;
- Example: "the rippled surface of the pond"
- Example: "with ruffled flags flying"
[syn: rippled, ruffled]
2. having decorative ruffles or frills;
[syn: frilled, frilly, ruffled]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt. [1913 Webster] 3. To oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion. [1913 Webster] The fantastic revelries . . . that so often ruffled the placid bosom of the Nile. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster] She smoothed the ruffled seas. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 4. To erect in a ruff, as feathers. [1913 Webster] [the swan] ruffles her pure cold plume. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 5. (Mil.) To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum. [1913 Webster] 6. To discompose; to agitate; to disturb. [1913 Webster] These ruffle the tranquillity of the mind. --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster] But, ever after, the small violence done Rankled in him and ruffled all his heart. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 7. To throw into disorder or confusion. [1913 Webster] Where best He might the ruffled foe infest. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] 8. To throw together in a disorderly manner. [R.] [1913 Webster] I ruffled up falen leaves in heap. --Chapman [1913 Webster] To ruffle the feathers of, to exite the resentment of; to irritate. [1913 Webster]