Definition of rummage:
- A place or room for the stowage of cargo in a ship; also, the act of stowing cargo; the pulling and moving about of packages incident to close stowage; - formerly written romage.
- A searching carefully by looking into every corner, and by turning things over.
- To make room in, as a ship, for the cargo; to move about, as packages, ballast, so as to permit close stowage; to stow closely; to pack; - formerly written roomage, and romage.
- To search a place narrowly.
- To search or examine thoroughly by looking into every corner, and turning over or removing goods or other things; to examine, as a book, carefully, turning over leaf after leaf.
frippery, ransack, second-hand goods, shake down, turn upside down, antiques, hand-me-downs, beat the bushes, leave no stone unturned, turn inside out, ransacking, stuff, investigate, miscellany, old clothes, used goods.
derange (part of speech: verb)
- search (part of speech: verb)
- "A Daughter of the Land", Gene Stratton-Porter.
- "The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters", George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie.
The arrival of the other members of the committee put an end to the interesting discussion, and they shortly afterwards proceeded with the business for which the meeting had been called- the arrangements for the forthcoming Rummage Sale.- "The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists", Robert Tressell.