from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To mix up or distort to such an extent as to make misleading or incomprehensible.
- transitive verb To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
- transitive verb Archaic To sort out; cull.
- noun The act or an instance of garbling.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Anything that has been sifted, or from which the coarse parts have been removed.
- noun Refuse separated from goods, as spices, drugs, etc.: in the following passage applied to a low fellow. Compare
trashin a similar use.
- To sift or bolt; free from dross or dirt.
- Hence— To pick out the fine or valuable parts of; cull out and select the best or most suitable parts or specimens of; sort out; select and assort, rejecting the bad or least suitable: as, to
garblespices; to garble coins. See garbling the coinage, below. [Now only in technical use.]
- To sort out parts of for a purpose, especially a sinister purpose; mutilate so as to give a false impression; sophisticate; corrupt: as, a garbled account of an affair; a garbled text or writing.
- Synonyms Misquote, etc. (see
mutilate); pervert, misrepresent, falsify.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete Refuse; rubbish.
- noun Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; -- also called
- transitive verb obsolete To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dros or dirt.
- transitive verb To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to mutilate; to pervert
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb obsolete To sift or bolt, to separate the fine or valuable parts of from the coarse and useless parts, or from dross or dirt; as, to garble spices.
- verb To pick out such parts of as may serve a purpose; to
mutilate; to pervert; as, to garble a quotation; to garble an account.
- verb To make false by
- noun obsolete
- noun obsolete Impurities separated from spices, drugs, etc.; garblings.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
In a series of Tweets, Michael -- who turns 50 on Sunday -- told his troubled daughter that estranged ex-wife Dina had to "put the 'garble' aside and get on the same page" and join them all in therapy.
The unfortunate consequence for those on VoIP-enabled calls is what is referred to as latency, jitter and packet loss, and the resultant "garble" or dropped calls are quite annoying.
Ray Gorman's response is the kind of garble you hear executives spout when they don't know what they're talking about, or simply trying to BS someone who doesn't know what's going on
THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ALIEN INFLUENCE ON MANKIND. so get out of here with that brainwashed garble. and if there was a jesus he was probably just a hybrid alien human … man …. lol
((I swear, in my head, my above sentiment made so much more sense than the garble I typed out …)) #4 POSTED BY Jacob, Feb 20th, 2010 6: 18 am the firefly clan from house of 1000 corpses and the devils rejects should be on there
Last month pop singer Lady Gaga caused a stir by urging young Malaysians to push back against local radio stations that garble the line "No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian or transgendered life, I'm on the right track, baby" in her song "Born This Way."
[Warning: Lengthy post and legal garble follow after the break]
He responded with a happy garble of Arabic, a rapid unintelligible stream from which I could snatch only isolated words: “Beirut … learn Arabic … good … New York … welcome.”
Emmitt Smith can do it all — win Super Bowls, dance with the stars, garble his words uncontrollably on ESPN — but can he succeed where so many others have failed and build a new hotel on 125th Street?
Lots of gesturing, empty threats and unintelligable garble?