verb (used with object), raf·fled, raf·fling.
verb (used without object), raf·fled, raf·fling.
Origin of raffle1
Related formsraf·fler, nounun·raf·fled, adjective
Definition for raffle (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for raffle
The winners will be drawn on January 8, which makes the raffle tickets the perfect Christmas gift.Pope Francis Raffles Off His Swag to Help the Poor|Barbie Latza Nadeau|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is wrong to raffle, anyway, says the chief of police, so it will serve them quite right—I shall not take a ticket.Sweethearts at Home|S. R. Crockett
Mrs. Mittin was in raptures; and the following week was settled for the raffle.Camilla|Fanny Burney
On our entrance, the Duke of Devonshire presented us with tickets for a raffle.The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Volumes One and Two|Harriette Wilson
But Sir Raffle was going, and the new secretary did not indulge him.The Small House at Allington|Anthony Trollope
There was but a raffle of broken bones and strips of parchment and crumbling wool.
British Dictionary definitions for raffle
- a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
- (as modifier)a raffle ticket