shuffle

Definitions

  • Shuffle-Board
    Shuffle-Board
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v shuffle mix so as to make a random order or arrangement "shuffle the cards"
    • v shuffle walk by dragging one's feet "he shuffled out of the room","We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
    • v shuffle move about, move back and forth "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"
    • n shuffle walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"
    • n shuffle the act of mixing cards haphazardly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Shuffle A trick; an artifice; an evasion. "The gifts of nature are beyond all shame and shuffles ."
    • Shuffle The act of shuffling; a mixing confusedly; a slovenly, dragging motion. "The unguided agitation and rude shuffles of matter."
    • Shuffle To change one's position; to shift ground; to evade questions; to resort to equivocation; to prevaricate. "I myself, . . . hiding mine honor in my necessity, am fain to shuffle ."
    • Shuffle To change the relative position of cards in a pack; as, to shuffle and cut.
    • Shuffle To mix by pushing or shoving; to confuse; to throw into disorder; especially, to change the relative positions of, as of the cards in a pack. "A man may shuffle cards or rattle dice from noon to midnight without tracing a new idea in his mind."
    • Shuffle To move in a slovenly, dragging manner; to drag or scrape the feet in walking or dancing. "The aged creature came Shuffling along with ivory-headed wand."
    • Shuffle To remove or introduce by artificial confusion. "It was contrived by your enemies, and shuffled into the papers that were seizen."
    • Shuffle To shove one way and the other; to push from one to another; as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
    • Shuffle To use arts or expedients; to make shift. "Your life, good master,
      Must shuffle for itself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • shuffle To shove little by little; push along gradually from place to place; hence, to pass from one to another: as, to shuffle money from hand to hand.
    • shuffle Specifically, to change the relative positions of (cards in a pack). This is usually done before dealing, and with the cards face downward, the object being to mix them thoroughly, so that they may fall to the players in random order.
    • shuffle To thrust carelessly or at random; change by pushing from place to place; hence, to confuse; mix; intermingle.
    • shuffle To put or bring (in, off, out, up, etc.) under cover of disorder, or in a confused, irregular, or tricky way.
    • shuffle To drag with a slovenly, scraping movement; move with a shuffle.
    • shuffle To perform with a shuffle.
    • shuffle To push; shove; thrust one's self forward.
    • shuffle To mix up cards in a pack, changing their positions so that they may fall to the players in irregular and unknown order. Compare I., 2.
    • shuffle To move little by little; shift gradually; shift.
    • shuffle To shift to and fro in conduct; act undecidedly or evasively; hence, to equivocate; prevaricate; practise dishonest shifts.
    • shuffle To move in a slow, irregular, lumbering fashion; drag clumsily or heavily along a surface; especially, to walk with a slovenly, dragging, or scraping gait.
    • shuffle To shove the feet noisily to and fro on the floor or ground; specifically, to scrape the floor with the feet in dancing.
    • shuffle To proceed awkwardly or with difficulty; struggle clumsily or perfunctorily.
    • shuffle Synonyms To equivocate, quibble, sophisticate, dodge.
    • n shuffle A shoving or pushing; particularly, a thrusting out of place or order; a change producing disorder.
    • n shuffle Specifically, a changing of the order of cards in a pack so that they may not fall to the players in known or preconcerted order. See shuffle, v. t., 2.
    • n shuffle The right or turn of shuffling or mixing the cards: as, whose shuffle is it?
    • n shuffle A varying or undecided course of behavior, usually for the purpose of deceiving; equivocation; evasion; artifice.
    • n shuffle A slow, heavy, irregular manner of moving; an awkward, dragging gait.
    • n shuffle In dancing, a rapid scraping movement of the feet; also, a dance in which the feet are shuffled alternately over the floor at regular intervals. The double shuffle differs from the shuffle in each movement being executed twice in succession with the same foot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Shuffle shuf′l to change the positions of: to confuse: to remove or introduce by purposed confusion
    • v.i Shuffle to change the order of cards in a pack: to shift ground: to evade fair questions: to move by shoving the feet along
    • n Shuffle act of shuffling: an evasion or artifice
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Quotations

  • Miguel De Cervantes
    Miguel%20De%20Cervantes
    “Patience and shuffle the cards.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Originally the same word as scuffle, and properly a freq. of shove,. See Shove, and Scuffle

Usage

In literature:

Packard heard her father rise hurriedly and shuffle across the floor toward the kitchen.
"Man to Man" by Jackson Gregory
She was in the height of her perplexity when she heard the shuffling of feet at the door.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
In silence they had shuffled forth into the corridor.
"A Daughter of the Sioux" by Charles King
Tom shuffled over to the screen near the table where the remains of a huge supper gave mute evidence of their hunger.
"The Revolt on Venus" by Carey Rockwell
I have seen thirty thousand refugees, the inhabitants of Alost, come shuffling down the road past me.
"Golden Lads" by Arthur Gleason and Helen Hayes Gleason
He would begin his double shuffle of joy whenever a group of boys made their appearance.
"Red Saunders' Pets and Other Critters" by Henry Wallace Phillips
He shuffles cringingly along the street, a compatriot not to be proud of.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Take a Pack of Fifty-Two Cards, Shuffle the same well, Seven times.
"The Square of Sevens" by E. Irenaeus Stevenson
Then shuffling footsteps came along a passage within, and a light shone under the door.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
It's a kind of general shuffle.
"The Jolliest School of All" by Angela Brazil
Finding his comfortable seat appropriated, and no notice vouchsafed him, Mr. Pimble shuffled off into the kitchen.
"Eventide" by Effie Afton
Steps sounded from outside; his door opened, and there was the sound of two men crossing the room, one with the heavy shuffle of Mother Corey.
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
There was a shuffling in the kitchen and the sound of feet going toward the door.
"The Best Short Stories of 1915" by Various
Presently, from out the nowhere apparently, old Andrew Townley came in and shuffled across the floor to the armchair by the stove.
"A Son of the Hills" by Harriet T. Comstock
Shuffling the pack well, he spread them out like a fan and held the cards so that some of the faces could be seen by Roche.
"Young Wild West at "Forbidden Pass"" by An Old Scout
Then all of a sudden I has a sinkin' sensation somewhere under my vest, the bumpin' stops, and I feels like I'd shuffled off somethin' heavy.
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
A gray-haired, poorly clad woman shuffled past.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
A pack of cards was produced, and Muriel shuffled them with a skill that told of experience, after which he handed them to one of the men.
"Frank Merriwell Down South" by Burt L. Standish
Still, still, you, baggage, will you shuffle with me?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
He hears the old butler shuffling along the marble hallway, and his deferential announcement.
"A War-Time Wooing" by Charles King
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In poetry:

"I'm coming, loves, I'm coming now,"--
Then, shuffling o'er the floor,
Contrived to make his balance true,
And led them from the door.
"The Drunken Father" by Robert Bloomfield
Drumming of the ancient tom-toms
sulky squaws that shuffle by tourists smoke in fine amusement
artists heave a wistful sigh
to see a windmill bot
the sky.
"Jemez: Today" by Norman MacLeod
``That shuffling feet and slow will come,
With cumbrous coffin, gloomy pall,
And, while within you moulder dumb,
That prayers will rise and tears will fall.
"Outside The Village Church" by Alfred Austin
But lo, the old inn, and the lights, and the fire,
And the fiddler’s old tune and the shuffling of feet;
Soon for us shall be quiet and rest and desire,
And to-morrow’s uprising to deeds shall be sweet.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris
Come back to the inn, love, and the lights and the fire,
And the fiddler’s old tune and the shuffling of feet;
For there in a while shall be rest and desire,
And there shall the morrow’s uprising be sweet.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris
Some hours in social converse blest,
What say you to a game at whist?
Agreed -- cut in -- you get the worst,
I'll not aver he will be curst,
But for his shuffling, cuts, and dealings,
I would not own them for -- some shillings.
"To J. W. On His Birth Day. A Dialogue Between Seventy Two and Twenty Seven" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

New waterproofing technology will protect an iPhone, iPod Shuffle, or certain Android phones from spills and splashes.
Ted Schiffer shuffled from the back of the courtroom to the witness stand .
' Zona , CU do the QB shuffle.
Two 26-Story Towers Shuffling Onto 125th Street Above Victoria Theater.
Many schools have had to shuffle students around.
It usually ends with me agreeing to see the people, the addict and the family that day and shuffling around my schedule.
Festivities in Garden City this weekend are varied, including the annual Hot Air Balloon Classic, a breast cancer motorcycle ride, a car wash fundraiser, quilters' shuffle and a barbeque competition.
VHSL alignment shuffle hits final stage.
BOMBAY BICYCLE CLUB Song: SHUFFLE.
The Shrek 3 shuffle dominated the animation studio's first public earnings release on Dec 8.
"This is about peace," the elder said as we shuffled our feet like ants , "We are one mind, one spirit.
Groton parents balk at student redistricting shuffle.
Kim Barker 's Taliban Shuffle.
The autumn bird shuffle is under way.
Classic Live Performances 1964-1994 T-Bone Shuffle.
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In science:

Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme Md.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
In this paper we present a random shuffling scheme to apply with adaptive sorting algorithms.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Adaptive sorting algorithms utilize the presortedness present in a given sequence. We have probabilistically increased the amount of presortedness present in a sequence by using a random shuffling technique that requires little computation.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Random shuffle By random shuffle we mean in this paper an arbitrary change in positions of two elements in an array.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
Let, after random shuffling, M(X) be M(X)new.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
The idea of applying random shuffle to reduce other disorder measures should be studied.
Random Shuffling to Reduce Disorder in Adaptive Sorting Scheme
We evaluate the significance of this peak in terms of the false-alarm probability, by means of the shuffle test, and also by means of a new test (the “shake” test) that involves small random time displacements.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Application of the shuffle test indicates that there is less than one chance in 1011 of finding by chance a value as large as 4.08. Application of the shake test leads to a more restrictive result that there is less than one chance in 1015 of finding by chance a value as large as 4.08.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
The preparation of the data and the power spectrum analysis are presented in Section 2, where we find a major peak at frequency 11.18 year-1, and assess the significance of that peak by calculating the false-alarm probability and (in Section 3) by applying the more robust shuffle test .
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
We examine the significance of this peak in Section 5, using the shuffle and shake tests.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
In carrying out the shuffle procedure, we retain the actual values tn and xn, but we pair up the times and the measurements randomly.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
Since the shuffle test necessarily pairs measurements from times that are well removed from each other, this could conceivably introduce a bias in the significance estimate derived from the shuffle test.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
We have therefore looked into the possibility of devising a test that is in principle similar to the shuffle test, but which would take into account the fact that the distribution of measurements may not be the same throughout the dataset.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
In order to obtain a significance estimate for this peak, we again use the shuffle test, recomputing the power spectrum and then the running mean of the power spectrum many times, keeping the original times and the original count rates, but randomly sorting one of these datasets.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
If we adopt the more conservative estimate pv = 10-11.0 from the shuffle test in Section 4, rather than the value derived from the shake test, we estimate the odds on the null hypothesis to be 7 10-10, implying that the odds are 1.4 109 in favor of a real modulation in the rotational search band.
Power Spectrum Analysis of BNL Decay-Rate Data
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