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Definition of the noun juggle

What does juggle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: juggles

  1. the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of juggle: juggling
    • more generic word: rearrangement = changing an arrangement
  2. throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of juggle: juggling
    • more generic word: performance = the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment

Alternative definition of the noun juggle


  1. [qualifier, juggling] To throw and catch each prop at least twice, as a opposed to a flash.

Definition of the verb juggle

What does juggle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: juggled | juggling | juggles

  1. influence by slyness
  2. manipulate by or as if by moving around components
  3. deal with simultaneously
    • example: She had to juggle her job and her children
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: care / deal / handle / manage = be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
  4. throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: throw = propel through the air
  5. hold with difficulty and balance insecurely
    • example: the player juggled the ball
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: balance / poise = hold or carry in equilibrium

Alternative definition of the verb juggle


  1. To manipulate objects, such as balls, clubs, beanbags, rings, etc. in an artful or artistic manner. Juggling may also include assorted other circus skills such as the diabolo, devil sticks, hat, and cigar box manipulation as well.
  2. To handle or manage many tasks at once.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for juggle

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Google previewBarrel and Box and Packages (1921)

by Edgar Harvey Defebaugh

Juggle is an apt word because, these men of brawn and muscle are indeed adept with the aid of a cuss word or two, in trucking and piling freight, regardless of size or weight, shape or contour. The handling of freight is no lounge-lizard's job; ...

Google previewMiddleware 2011 (2011)

ACM/IFIP/USENIX 12th International Middleware Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, December 12-16, 2011, Proceedings by Fabio Kon, Anne-Marie Kermarrec

The use case for evaluating Juggle is an application that requires encryption. This can, e.g., be the encryption of data on the internal storage of the device or a secure protocol which encrypts the data before transmission. 442 J.S. Rellermeyer ...

Google previewECSCW 2011: Proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 24-28 September 2011, Aarhus Denmark (2011)

by Susanne Bødker, Niels Olof Bouvin, Volker Wulf, Luigina Ciolfi, Wayne Lutters

Juggle is a tool of recognizing URLs in text and then automatically opening them in a browser (Georgia & Dieberger, 1997). By this means it simplifies and facilitates explicit social navigation via communication tools, such as email and instant ...

Google previewThe Canadian Dictionary of ASL (2002)

by Carole Sue Bailey, Kathy Dolby, Hilda Marian Campbell, Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf

juggle: v. to toss and catch objects with a continuous motion. Children love to watch the clowns juggle Indian clubs. SIGN: 'CROOKED 5' hands are held apart with palms up and are alternately moved up and down to simulate the act of tossing ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1862)

E - P by Hensleigh Wedgwood

juggle, is deception by sleight of hand, and the word is probably one of the numerous class formed from the root gog, jog , cog, gig, jig, expressing rapid movement to and fro. Ir. gogam, to gesticulate ...

Google previewEnglish Garo Dictionary (1988)

Juggle. (jug'g'1)*. v. Beliki. dak-. Juice (jû»), п. Bitchi .

Google previewLondon Encyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art, Literature and Practical Mechanics (1829)

Comprising a Popular View of the Present State of Knowledge

tricks by slight of hand; to practice artifice or imposture: juggle, a trick of legerdemain; an imposture, or deception: juggler, one who practises slight of . ; a cheat, a trickish fellow : jugglingly, after the ...

Google previewOxford English Dictionary Additions Series (1997)

by John A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner

JUGGLE is interrupted by a ribald cry, delivered in a strong West Country accent: 'Get your jugs out for the lads!' juggle, 12. Add: [2.] b. spec. To toss and catch several objects continuously, keeping at least one of them in the air while handling ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English language ... Abstracted from the folio edition ... To this edition are added, a History of the English language, the author's preface to the folio, and a considerable number of words, none of which are contained in the London octavo. The second edition, carefully revised (1764)

To JUGGLE. v. n. [jougler, Fr ] 1. To play tricks by slight of hand. Digby. 2. To practife artifice or imposture. Shakesp.

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A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three. (Marilyn vos Savant)
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Scrabble value of J8U1G2G2L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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