Definition of Puzzle in English :

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Puzzle meaning in English

Meaning of Puzzle in English

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Puzzle pronunciation in English

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1. mystifier, puzzle, puzzler, teaser

a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

Example Sentences:
'he loved to solve chessmate puzzles'
'that's a real puzzler'

2. puzzle

a game that tests your ingenuity


3. 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'

4. puzzle

be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide

Example Sentences:
'We puzzled over her sudden departure'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of puzzle
to perplex or be perplexed
2. (intransitive; foll by over)
to attempt the solution (of); ponder (about)
he puzzled over her absence
3. (transitive; usually foll by out)
to solve by mental effort
he puzzled out the meaning of the inscription
a person or thing that puzzles
a problem that cannot be easily or readily solved
the state or condition of being puzzled
a toy, game, or question presenting a problem that requires skill or ingenuity for its solution
jigsaw puzzle, Chinese puzzle

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see synonyms of puzzle
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpuzzled or ˈpuzzling
to perplex; confuse; bewilder; nonplus
verb intransitive
to be perplexed, etc.
to exercise one's mind, as over the solution of a problem
the state of being puzzled; bewilderment
a question, problem, etc. that puzzles
a toy or problem for testing cleverness, skill, or ingenuity

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


see synonyms of puzzle
1. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
2. Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma: the puzzle of the author's true identity.
3. The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment: I'm really in a puzzle over how this happened.
v. puz·zled, puz·zling, puz·zles
1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter. See Synonyms at perplex.
2. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study: He puzzled out the significance of the statement.
1. To be perplexed.
2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.

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