Definition of Baffle in English :

Define Baffle in English

Baffle meaning in English

Meaning of Baffle in English

Pronunciation of Baffle in English

Baffle pronunciation in English

Pronounce Baffle in English


see synonyms of baffle


1. baffle, baffle board

a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy


2. amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

be a mystery or bewildering to

Example Sentences:
'This beats me!'
'Got me--I don't know the answer!'
'a vexing problem'
'This question really stuck me'

3. baffle, bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, queer, scotch, spoil, thwart

hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Example Sentences:
'What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge'
'foil your opponent'

4. baffle, regulate

check the emission of (sound)

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of baffle
verb (transitive)
to perplex; bewilder; puzzle
to frustrate (plans, efforts, etc)
to check, restrain, or regulate (the flow of a fluid or the emission of sound or light)
to provide with a baffle
5. obsolete
to cheat or trick
6. Also called: baffle board, baffle plate
a plate or mechanical device designed to restrain or regulate the flow of a fluid, the emission of light or sound, or the distribution of sound, esp in a loudspeaker or microphone

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of baffle
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈbaffled or ˈbaffling
to confuse so as to keep from understanding or solving; puzzle; confound
to interfere with; hinder; impede
to check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
4.  Rare
a baffling or being baffled
an obstructing device, as a wall or screen to hold back or turn aside the flow of liquids, gases, etc.
: also ˈbaffleˌplate
a mounting or partition used to check the transmission of sound waves between the front and rear of the speaker of a radio, phonograph, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of baffle
tr.v. baf·fled, baf·fling, baf·fles
1. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action: a patient whose condition baffled the physicians.
2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
1. A usually static device that regulates the flow of a fluid or light.
2. A partition that prevents interference between sound waves in a loudspeaker.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.