a form of lottery in which a number of persons buy one or more chances to win a prize.
to dispose of by a raffle (often followed by off): to raffle off a watch.
to take part in a raffle.
- raffler, noun
- un·raf·fled, adjective
How to use raffle in a sentence
To give back and support their community—Hushin’s third pillar—the team holds a raffle each year and then uses the money to support a cause they believe in.
Maryland is offering state employees $100, while Lancaster, California, is trying to encourage teens to get inoculated by entering their names in a raffle for college scholarships worth up to $10,000.The incredible incentives being offered to Americans to get vaccinated | Isabelle Brocas | May 25, 2021 | Quartz
People who get vaccinated can enter their names in a raffle, with the victor getting to choose from a range of rides that includes a Chevrolet Camaro and a Nissan Altima.Beer, bouquets and free rounds at a gun range: How local governments promote vaccines | Reis Thebault, Paulina Firozi | May 6, 2021 | Washington Post
People who signed up for the raffle had to attest to being less than six and a half feet tall and under 250 pounds.This is how (almost) anyone can train to be an astronaut | Neel Patel | March 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Inspiration 4’s other two travelers will be selected through a raffle and an entrepreneurial contest.This is how (almost) anyone can train to be an astronaut | Neel Patel | March 24, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Engineers now field questions on Reddit and laboratories raffle off multiday tours to Twitter followers.
And when I took a ticket for a raffle, I hardly counted upon winning this particularly gaudy sofa-cushion.
When I came to the library, the master of the raffle told me it was against all rule to refund a subscription.'Camilla | Fanny Burney
Ultimately Christian laid down his shilling, the raffle began, and the dice went round.Return of the Native | Thomas Hardy
These are the class of gambling practices of which the church bazaar or raffle may be taken as the type.The Theory of the Leisure Class | Thorstein Veblen
raffle, raf′l, n. a kind of sale by chance or lottery in which the price is subscribed equally by all who hope to win.
British Dictionary definitions for raffle
a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
(as modifier): a raffle ticket
(tr often foll by off) to dispose of (goods) in a raffle
- raffler, noun
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