HyperDic: puzzle

English > 4 senses of the word puzzle:
NOUNcommunicationpuzzle, puzzler, mystifier, teasera particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
artifactpuzzlea game that tests your ingenuity
VERBcognitionpuzzle, perplex, vex, stick, get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundbe a mystery or bewildering to
emotionpuzzlebe uncertain about
puzzle > pronunciation
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English > puzzle: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution.
Examples
  • "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"
  • "that's a real puzzler"
Synonymspuzzler, mystifier, teaser
NarrowersudokuA number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
word square, acrosticA puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
BroaderproblemA question raised for consideration or solution
Spanishacertijo, enigma
Catalanenigma
Verbspuzzlebe a mystery or bewildering to
puzzlebe uncertain about
English > puzzle: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA game that tests your ingenuity.
NarrowerChinese puzzleIntricate or ingenious puzzle consisting of boxes within boxes
crossword puzzle, crosswordA puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
jigsaw puzzleA puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture / picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces
tangramA Chinese puzzle consisting of a square divided into seven pieces that must be arranged to match particular designs
BroadergameThe game equipment needed in order to play a particular game / game / game
Spanishpuzle, puzzle, rompecabezas
Catalanpuzle, puzzle
English > puzzle: 4 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningBe a mystery or bewildering to.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
ModelThe bad news will puzzle him; The good news will puzzle her; The performance is likely to puzzle Sue
Synonymsperplex, vex, stick, get, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound
Narrowerelude, escapeBe incomprehensible to
riddleSet a difficult problem or riddle
stump, mix upCause to be perplexed or confounded
Broaderconfuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulateBe confusing / confusing or perplexing to
See alsopuzzle outfind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
puzzle overtry to solve
Spanishasombrar, confundir, desconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar, sorprender
Catalandesconcertar, incomodar, irritar, molestar
Nounspuzzle, puzzlera particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
puzzlementconfusion resulting from failure to understand
English > puzzle: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
ModelSam and Sue puzzle over the results of the experiment
Example"We puzzled over her sudden departure"
Broaderchew over, think over, meditate, ponder, excogitate, contemplate, muse, reflect, mull, mull over, ruminate, speculateReflect deeply on a subject / subject
Nounspuzzlea particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
puzzlementconfusion resulting from failure to understand

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