noun (often initial capital letter)
Origin of raffles
Definition for raffles (2 of 4)
Definition for raffles (3 of 4)
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 raffles (4 of 4)
Examples from the Web for raffles
Fortune laughed along with him—he won at all sorts of things, not only cards but raffles and games of chance.
As little as these raffles cost for campaigns to put on, they cost even less money for people to enter.
These raffles are an attempt to pump up the lagging numbers of small donors at low cost.
Thus, he has amped up the number of raffles and added celebrities to the mix.
Mr. Kane was not less remarkable for his phenomenal success in the matter of whist-drives—and raffles.Mariquita|John Ayscough
Intrinsically the deceit had been quite venial, the reason for it obviously the reason that Raffles had given me.
Even Raffles could not keep his eyebrows down when I showed him the prints one morning in the Albany.
Whatever good Mr. Raffles Haw's wealth did to the world, there could be no doubt that there were cases where it did harm.The Doings Of Raffles Haw|Arthur Conan Doyle
"Very good, sir," said Raffles, seating himself on the corn-chest.Acton's Feud|Frederick Swainson
British Dictionary definitions for raffles (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for raffles (2 of 2)
- a lottery in which the prizes are goods rather than money
- (as modifier)a raffle ticket