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Definition of the noun shuffle

What does shuffle mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: shuffles

  1. the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of shuffle: make / shuffling
    • more generic word: reordering = a rearrangement in a different order
    • more specific words:
      • reshuffling / reshuffle = shuffling again
      • riffle = shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners
    • part of: card game / cards = a game played with playing cards
  2. walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

Alternative definition of the noun shuffle


  1. The act of shuffling cards.
  2. An instance of walking without lifting one's feet.
  3. [context: by extension, music] A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.

Definition of the verb shuffle

What does shuffle mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: shuffled | shuffling | shuffles

  1. walk by dragging one's feet
  2. move about, move back and forth
    • example: He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: shift / transfer = move around
  3. mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
    • example: shuffle the cards
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient, plural] togetherHerman connected the computers together | Herman gathered the students together
      [Agent - being or machine] [Verb] [Patient 1] with / into / to [Patient 2]Herman gathered students into group2
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb]Eggs whisk easily | Most labels tape easily
      [Patient - concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Adverb] togetherSugar and cream whip together easily
      [Patient 1 - concrete object] [Verb] [Adverb] with / into / to [Patient 2]Sugar whips into cream easily

      Verbs of Combining and Attaching (with the same syntax): band, baste, cluster, collate, collect, gather, group, herd, jumble, pair, roll, sew, shake, stick.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of shuffle: mix / ruffle
    • more generic word: manipulate = hold something in one's hands and move it
    • more specific words:
      • reshuffle = shuffle again
      • riffle = shuffle (playing cards) by separating the deck into two parts and riffling with the thumbs so the cards intermix
      • cut = divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult

Alternative definition of the verb shuffle


  1. To put in a random order.
  2. To walk without picking up one's feet
  3. To change; modify the order of something.


"Shuffle" a.k.a. "Shuffle!" is a Japanese visual novel developed by Navel. It was originally released as an adult game for Microsoft Windows on January 30, 2004. It was subsequently followed by an all-ages release for the PlayStation 2 and an expanded adult release for Windows. The Windows version was localized in English by MangaGamer in 2009. The gameplay in Shuffle! follows a branching plot line which offers pre-determined scenarios and courses of interaction and focuses on the appeal of the female main characters. Shuffle! has been re-made into an expanded version called Shuffle! Essence+. It has expanded routes for the original five main heroines as well as new routes for six other characters. Shuffle! also has three spin-off sequels: Tick! Tack!, Really? Really! and Shuffle! Love Rainbow.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developer: Navel
  • genres: Eroge, Visual novel, Fantasy, Adventure game, Sex and nudity in video games
  • publishers: Navel, MangaGamer
  • released on (10 years ago)


  1. "Shuffle" a.k.a. "Premonition" is a 2007 American drama supernatural thriller film directed by Mennan Yapo and starring Sandra Bullock, Julian McMahon, and Amber Valletta. The film's plot depicts a depressed housewife named Linda who experiences premonitions about her husband's death and the events that follow afterward and how she attempts to save him from his impending doom.
  2. Shuffle a.k.a. Shuffle!: When two doors are discovered in an ancient ruin, the gateways to shinkai, the realm of the shinzoku and makai, the realm of the mazoku are irreversably opened. The races of human, shinzoku, and mazoku come together in the mortal world and nothing will ever be the same. One day, two new families move next door to a boy who had previously been living a very peaceful life. In one house lived the family of the King of the Gods, and in the other lived the family of the King of the Demons. Both families had one daughter whose single wish to live next to the boy they had fallen in love with years ago has just been fulfilled. Also living with the boy is his childhood friend. With these three girls vying for his affections, the boy finds that his new life filled with despair, jealousy, and just a little hope is beginning.
  3. "Shuffle" is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Kurt Kuenne.
  4. "Shuffle" is a 2010 short thriller film written by Garrett Bennett and Aron Michael Thompson and directed by Garrett Bennett.
  5. "Shuffle" is a 1981 short film written by Gakuryu Ishii and Katsuhiro Ohtomo and directed by Gakuryu Ishii.


  1. "Shuffle" is the first single by British alternative rock band Bombay Bicycle Club from their third studio album, A Different Kind of Fix. Through Island Records, the single was released on 23 June 2011 as a digital download in the United Kingdom. The song was chosen as "Record of The Week" by UK radio DJ Zane Lowe. "Shuffle" would become one of the band's most commercially successful singles.
  2. "Shuffle" is a musical single of Bombay Bicycle Club.
    • also known as Shuffle (Remixes)
    • released on
  3. "Shuffle" is an album by performance artist Machinefabriek. Shuffle is based entirely on a random sample play system. It is described as "sparse and intimate" by Machinefabriek.
  4. "Shuffle" is a composition.
  5. "Shuffle" is an album by Магелланово Облако.
  6. "Shuffle" is a musical album of SARDINE HEAD.
  7. "Shuffle" is a musical single of Masami Okui.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  8. "Shuffle" is a musical EP of Kid Carpet.
    • released on
  9. "Shuffle" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  10. "Shuffle" is a musical album of Mundy.


Shuffle is a musical group.


Shuffle is an American game show that aired on The Family Channel. It ran from March 7 to June 10, 1994. Wink Martindale hosted, and Randy West announced.

  • begun on and completed on (20 years ago)
  • 70 episodes
  • country: United States of America
  • genre: Game show

Phrases with Shuffle

Phrases starting with the word Shuffle:

  1. Shuffle Steer
  2. Shuffle Off This Mortal Coil

Phrases ending with the word Shuffle:

  1. soft-shoe shuffle
  2. Lost in the Shuffle

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shuffle

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Google previewBread Is the Devil (2012)

Win the Weight Loss Battle by Taking Control of Your Diet Demons by Heather Bauer, Kathy Matthews

The Late-Night Shuffle is the epitome of mindless eating. You barely taste the food. You hardly...

Google previewPractical Hadoop Ecosystem (2016)

A Definitive Guide to Hadoop-Related Frameworks and Tools by Deepak Vohra

The shuffle is a parallel copy operation in which the map outputs on the map task are not deleted. The number of...

Shuffle is an all-map-to-all-reduce operation in which map segments from all the map tasks are copied to all the reduce tasks.

Google previewProgress in Cryptology - INDOCRYPT 2010 (2010)

11th International Conference on Cryptology in India, Hyderabad, India, December 12-15, 2010, Proceedings by Guang Gong, Kishan Chand Gupta

A function p : {0,1}” – {0,1}” is called shuffle if for any ve {0, 1}", p(v, , ) = p, is a permutation over {0, 1}” and there exists a...

Google previewBeginning Mandolin (2004)

The Complete Mandolin Method by Greg Horne

THE ALMlGHTY BLUES SHUFFLE— SWlNG ElGHTHS While the blues progression can be played with any rhythm (from bluegrass to punk to reggae and beyond), the swing shuffle is the most recognizable blues rhythm. lt is very easy to play ...

Google previewThe Anglo-Saxons from the Migration Period to the Eighth Century (2003)

An Ethnographic Perspective by John Hines

CHARLES-EDWARDS: The Mucking shuffle is a slow shuffle. POWLESLAND: Some people would argue that, others would disagree. CHARLES-EDWARDS: Basically it's a slow shuffle. It gradually shifts along that ridge. Then you wouldn't ...

Google previewHow to Do Everything with iPod & iTunes, 4th Ed. (2008)

by Guy Hart-Davis

The iPod shuffle is the smallest and least expensive iPod, costing $79 and holding 1GB at this writing. This is the...

Google previewSummary: Everything Is Negotiable (2013)

Review and Analysis of Kennedy's Book by BusinessNews Publishing

The Lazarus shuffle is an attitude towards deadlocks rather than an actual prescription. It has the aim of separating the actual issues under dispute from the emotional tensions that they have inadvertently become intertwined with. It means ...

Google previewOld-Time Fiddle Style (2011)

by Ken Kolodner

The Nashville shuffle is a very useful and relatively easy system to learn. It is a powerful system and can be used to play almost any tune.

Google previewState-building in Post Liberation Eritrea (2009)

by Redie Bereketeab

notes, The big shuffle is a set of preemptive actions taken by state leaders, using these powers, to prevent loyalties in potentially strong agencies from developing in the first place. These leaders have frequently replaced ...

Google previewHandbook of Weighted Automata (2009)

by Manfred Droste, Werner Kuich, Heiko Vogler

Shuffle is an associative, commutative, and continuous product and makes Rational and Recognisable Series 143.

Google previewTheatre and the Digital (2014)

by Bill Blake

Shuffle is a theatre project that employs the digital to get around the need for a playwright or even a play; PodPlays is a theatre project that makes use of the digital to do away with the space of the theatre and the need for performers. Plays ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World (2003)

VolumeII: Performance and Production by John Shepherd

ALEXANDER STEWART Shuffle Rhythm 'Shuffle rhythm' is an accompanimental rhythm ...

Google previewA Dictionary of English Etymology (1865)

Scuffle, Shuffle. Sw, skuff, nudge, blow of the fist, thrust with the shoulder, shock, jolt; skuffa, to nudge, jog, shove, push; skuffas, to nudge or push one another, to hustle, scuffle; Du. schoffelen, to drive by kicks or shoves. Hy schoffelde den bal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microcomputers (1993)

Volume 13 - Optical Disks to Production Scheduling by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Shuffle-Exchange Architectures A shuffle-exchange network consists of n = 2* (k = 1,2, . . . ) nodes numbered from 0 to n - 1, and two kinds of connections, called shuffle and exchange. Exchange connections link neighboring nodes whose ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Mathematics (1997)

An Updated and Annotated Translation of the Soviet "Mathematical Encyclopaedia by Michiel Hazewinkel

The overlapping shuffle product of two such words u = (01,... ,as), v = (61,... ,6t) is equal to 1,- •• , Cr), f,9 where the sum is over all r € N and pairs of order- preserving injective mappings /:{!,... ,s} —> {!,... ,r},g: {1, ...,<} -4 {1,

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Usage statistics about shuffle

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shuffle:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shuffle:


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Small photo of BERRY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 28 2016 : An Apple iPod Shuffle, first generation, with Apple Earpods attached, in black and white.Small photo of Purple roses and face cream flatlay in pop art style with shuffle square frames effect. On white marble backgroundSmall photo of Pink roses and face cream flatlay in pop art style with shuffle square frames effect. On white backgroundSmall photo of A woman shuffle a deck of cardsSmall photo of Shuffle BoardSmall photo of MISSISSAUGA, CANADA-SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017: Inuit performance at Port Credit's annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz Festival.Small photo of MISSISSAUGA, CANADA-SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017: Musical performance at Port Credit's annual Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle Blues and Jazz festival. More...

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Quotes about Shuffle

April: shuffle the pigsty.
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Scrabble value of S1H4U1F4F4L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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