- (DRAY-dl) [Yiddish] A four-sided top used in a child’s game often played on Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.
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dreidel — dreidel, dreidl dreidl(dr[=a]d l), n. 1. a toy shaped somewhat like a top, but having four flat sides, each marked with one of the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, or shin. It is spun like a top, and the letter showing when it stops spinning… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dreidel — [drā′dəl] n. 1. a small top with Hebrew letters on each of four sides, spun in a game played by children, esp. during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah 2. the game using this top … English World dictionary
Dreidel — Wooden dreidel A dreidel (Yiddish: דרײדל dreydl plural: dreydlekh, Hebrew: סביבון Sevivon) is a four sided spinning top, played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah … Wikipedia
dreidel — ˈdrādəl noun (plural dreidels or dreidel) Etymology: Yiddish dreidl, from drehen to turn, from Middle High German dræjen, dræhen, from Old High German drāen more at throw 1. : a 4 sided die that revolves like a spinning top, that is marked on… … Useful english dictionary
dreidel — also dreidl noun Etymology: Yiddish dreydl, from dreyen to turn, from Middle High German drǣjen, from Old High German drāen more at throw Date: 1916 1. a 4 sided toy marked with Hebrew letters and spun like a top in a game of chance 2. a children … New Collegiate Dictionary
dreidel — /drayd l/, n., pl. dreidels, dreidel. a four sided top bearing the Hebrew letters nun, gimel, he, and shin, one on each side, used chiefly in a children s game traditionally played on the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. [1925 30; < Yiddish dreydl,… … Universalium
Dreidel — Sevivon Un sevivon … Wikipédia en Français
dreidel — noun /ˈdreɪ.dəl/ A four sided spinning top, a symbol of Judaism used at Hanukkah … Wiktionary
dreidel — drei|del [ˈdreıdl] n [Date: 1900 2000; : Yiddish; Origin: dreidl, from dreien to turn ] a ↑top (=a toy that you spin) with a Hebrew letter on each of its four sides and a point at the bottom, used in a game played during Hanukkah … Dictionary of contemporary English
dreidel — n. spinning top used in games during Hanukkah … English contemporary dictionary