juggle

Definitions

  • The Juggling Girl
    The Juggling Girl
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v juggle hold with difficulty and balance insecurely "the player juggled the ball"
    • v juggle throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously
    • v juggle deal with simultaneously "She had to juggle her job and her children"
    • v juggle manipulate by or as if by moving around components "juggle an account so as to hide a deficit"
    • v juggle influence by slyness
    • n juggle throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    • n juggle the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    • ***
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Hood River, Oregon, you can't juggle without a license.
    • Juggle A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.
    • Juggle A trick by sleight of hand.
    • Juggle An imposture; a deception. "A juggle of state to cozen the people."
    • Juggle To alter (financial records) secretly for the purpose of theft or deception; as, to juggle the accounts.
    • Juggle To arrange the performance two tasks or responsibilities at alternate times, so as to be able to do both; as, to juggle the responsibilities of a job and a mother
    • Juggle To deceive by trick or artifice. "Is't possible the spells of France should juggle Men into such strange mysteries?"
    • Juggle To maintain (several objects) in continuous motion in the air at one time by tossing them up with one hand, catching them with the other hand, and passing them from the catching to the tossing hand; variations on this basic motion are also used. Also used figuratively: see senses 3 and 4.
    • Juggle To play tricks by sleight of hand; to cause amusement and sport by tricks of skill; to conjure; especially, to maintian several objects in the air at one time by tossing them up with one hand, catching them with the other hand, and passing them from the catching to the tossing hand.
    • Juggle To practice artifice or imposture. "Be these juggling fiends no more believed."
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • juggle To play tricks by sleight of hand; perform acts which make a show of extraordinary powers; practise legerdemain; conjure.
    • juggle To play false; practise artifice or imposture.
    • juggle To deceive by trick or artifice; impose upon by sleight of hand; trick.
    • n juggle A trick by legerdemain; an imposture; a deception.
    • n juggle A dialectal variant of joggle.
    • n juggle A block of timber cut to a length, either in the round or split.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Juggle jug′l to joke or jest: to amuse by sleight-of-hand: to conjure: to practise artifice or imposture
    • n Juggle a trick by sleight-of-hand: an imposture
    • ***

Quotations

  • Lord Byron
    Lord%20Byron
    “Keep thy smooth words and juggling homilies for those who know thee not.”
  • John Selden
    John%20Selden
    “The world cannot be governed without juggling.”

Idioms

Juggle frogs - If you are juggling frogs, you are trying to do something very difficult.
***

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. juglen,; cf. OF. jogler, jugler, F. jongler,. See Juggler

Usage

In literature:

The greed, juggling, and grafting practised by its officers and controllers have been fully exposed through the press.
"Frenzied Finance" by Thomas W. Lawson
He juggled them in his hands.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
Also, I shall certainly defend him against your Nirvana doctrines if I suspect you of juggling with his soul.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
You're the shiftiest chef that ever juggled a fryin' pan.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Juggling food again at the Beachmont?
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
Isn't her reputation, this husband of hers, the 'Alcide' business, isn't it all a cursed juggle?
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Why do they not send for doctors who know how to cure the small-pox, instead of those juggling mystery men?
"History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians" by George Mogridge
We won't juggle with words.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Napoleon's diplomatic juggling had been entirely successful.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
The natural explanation of the impossibly low rate is that the city is juggling its returns.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
And you cannot create that sort of thing by Act of Parliament, or by juggling with tariffs, or by school lessons.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The clown that has a 9 on his body is portrayed just at the moment when two balls which he is juggling are in mid-air.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
I'll not be juggled with: To hell, allegiance!
"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare
From there on Harry and I carted things upstairs and juggled with them alone and according to our own ideas.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
And my master made me an athlete, too; taught me every trick of wrestling and tumbling and juggling with the muscles.
"The Duke's Motto" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
They juggled on a gigantic scale, and the more enormous the cheat, the better was it received.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
It takes natural aptitude and long practise, whether one is juggling gilded balls or blued-steel revolvers.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
When the efficient man appears, there is no juggling with occasion or ceremonious tradition.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Of course, I had juggled the computations I had shown Goil a little bit.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell
Better that our serene temples were deserted than filled with trafficking and juggling priests.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 16 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
***

In poetry:

Is it a mirage or miracle,
Your lips that lift at mine:
And the suns like a juggler's juggling-balls,
Are they a sham or a sign?
"Is It For Now Or For Always" by Philip Larkin
I wish I could feel as they must feel, these players brave and fair,
Who nonchalantly juggle death before a staring throng.
It must be fine to walk a line of silver in the air
And to cleave a hundred feet of space with a gesture like a song.
"The Big Top" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer

In news:

My juggling it all is an illusion (photo of my shadow taken against tidepools).
Jerry Raitzyk is a juggler who is using the Baltimore Time Bank to trade juggling performances for services he needs.
Candidates Forced To Juggle Inconsistent Economic Data.
THE JUGGLE ON SUNDAY, BY LAURA KREUTZER.
Eagles juggle lineup once again.
Oregon in-home care helps juggle jobs, family.
Ole Miss offensive coordinator Dan Werner able to juggle family, football.
Hockey players juggle junior league and high school team commitments.
Seriously, The Only Way You Won't Be Impressed By This Achievement Is If You Can Actually Mouth- juggle Eight.
Uncertainty can force coaches, ADs to juggle several playoff site possibilities.
How well can you juggle .
Obama's juggle : Doing job, fighting to keep it.
Consumers Juggle Four Screens Daily--But Marketers Haven't Yet Followed Them.
NEW YORK — Television networks began juggling two major stories on Monday, still wondering whether Tropical Storm Isaac will cause them to divert a large amount of attention from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
NEW YORK – Television networks began juggling two major stories on Monday, still wondering whether Tropical Storm Isaac will cause them to divert a large amount of attention from the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
***

In science:

In the standard juggling model, placing a probability of (p − 1)/pj for the throw to the j -th next available height yields tractable calculations for any p > 1.
Juggling probabilities
Whether al l universe-juggling can be eliminated in this way depends on our ontological position towards zfc/s.
Set theory for category theory
However, along the way we discovered the reflection principle, and we saw that the reflection axiom-schema of zfc/s is really what resolves many of the problems with zfc+i and allows us to avoid universe-juggling.
Set theory for category theory
We would need to factor in this fact into a more detailed analysis, since in our approach we are juggling three quantities: how much information is reliably stored, the energy required to store this information, and how close to the hole we are allowed to fall.
Losing information outside the horizon
While our work here is motivated by the work of Chung, Claesson, Dukes, and Graham in , that paper was motivated by its connection to a paper of Chung and Graham that deals with juggling sequences.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
We explain this connection in section 4, and show how our work can also be interpreted in terms of certain juggling sequences.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
In , the authors also show that there is a bijective correspondence between An,k , and certain juggling sequences of period n.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
In this section, we show that there is bijection between Bn,k and a natural 2-colored analog of the aforementioned juggling sequences.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
We also think of the pattern defined by T as being repeated indefinitely, so that the juggling sequence is an infinite sequence of period n.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
Next we define the state of a juggling sequence (see also , ).
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
Suppose the juggler, who has been repeating the n-periodic juggling pattern T infinitely many times in the past, stops juggling after the ball corresponding to tn is thrown.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
The state of a juggling sequence is the sequence σ determined by the landing schedule.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
There is a bijection, φ, between permutations in An,k and juggling sequences which are n-periodic, juggle k bal ls, and have the ground state.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
We now define 2-colored (or signed) juggling sequences.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
Suppose the juggler may initially select k balls to juggle, and there are two colors to choose from for each ball.
Descent polynomials for k bubble-sortable permutations of type B
***