verb (used with object), ruffled, ruffling.
to destroy the smoothness or evenness of:
The wind ruffled the sand.
to erect (the feathers), as a bird in anger.
to disturb, vex, or irritate:
to be ruffled by a perceived slight.
to turn (the pages of a book) rapidly.
to pass (cards) through the fingers rapidly in shuffling.
to draw up (cloth, lace, etc.) into a ruffle by gathering along one edge.
verb (used without object), ruffled, ruffling.
to be or become ruffled; undulate; flutter:
Flags ruffle in the wind.
to be or become vexed or irritated.
to put on airs; swagger.
a break in the smoothness or evenness of some surface; undulation.
a strip of cloth, lace, etc., drawn up by gathering along one edge and used as a trimming on a dress, blouse, etc.
some object resembling this, as the ruff of a bird.
disturbance or vexation; annoyance; irritation:
It is impossible to live without some daily ruffles to our composure.
a disturbed state of mind; perturbation.
to make, be, or become irregular or rumpled: to ruffle a child’s hair, a breeze ruffling the water
to annoy, irritate, or be annoyed or irritated
(transitive) to make into a ruffle; pleat
(of a bird) to erect (its feathers) in anger, display, etc
(transitive) to flick (cards, pages, etc) rapidly with the fingers
an irregular or disturbed surface
a strip of pleated material used for decoration or as a trim
(zoology) another name for ruff1 (sense 2)
annoyance or irritation
a low continuous drumbeat
(transitive) to beat (a drum) with a low repetitive beat
(intransitive) (archaic) to behave riotously or arrogantly; swagger
noun 1. a city in W Senegal, E of Dakar.
noun, plural rufiyaa. 1. rupee (def 3). noun 1. the standard monetary unit of the Maldives, divided into 100 laari
Rhodes University Functional Language. A Miranda-like functional language from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa with a SPARC code generator. (1994-10-27)
adjective 1. reddish; tinged with red; brownish red. adjective 1. reddish-brown rufous ru·fous (rōō’fəs) adj. Strong yellowish, pink to moderate orange; reddish.