HyperDic: riddle

English > 8 senses of the word riddle:
VERBcontactriddlepierce with many holes
cognitionriddleset a difficult problem or riddle
contactriddle, screenseparate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
contactriddle, permeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbuespread or diffuse through
communicationriddlespeak in riddles
cognitionriddleexplain a riddle
NOUNcommunicationriddle, conundrum, enigma, brain-teasera difficult problem
artifactriddlea coarse sieve (as for gravel)
riddle > pronunciation
Soundsrih'dahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > riddle: 8 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA difficult problem.
Synonymsconundrum, enigma, brain-teaser
BroaderproblemA question raised for consideration or solution
Spanishacertijo, adivinanza, enigma, interrogante, misterio, rompecabezas
Catalanendevinalla, enigma
Verbsriddleset a difficult problem or riddle
riddlespeak in riddles
English > riddle: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA coarse sieve (as for gravel).
Broadersieve, screenA strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
Spanishcedazo, criba, escogedor
Catalancrivell, porgador
Verbsriddleseparate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningpierce with many holes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The bullets riddled his body"
Broaderpiercemake a hole into
Spanishacribillar
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningSet a difficult problem or riddle.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s somebody
Example"riddle me a riddle"
Broaderperplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfoundBe a mystery or bewildering to
Nounsriddlea difficult problem
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningseparate with a riddle, as grain from chaff.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscreen
Broadersift, sieve, strainseparate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
Spanishcribar
Catalancrivellar, garbellar, porgar
Nounsriddlea coarse sieve (as for gravel)
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningSpread or diffuse through.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks"
Synonymspermeate, pervade, penetrate, interpenetrate, diffuse, imbue
Narrowerspiritize, spiritiseimbue with a spirit / spirit / spirit / spirit
Broaderpenetrate, perforatePass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
Spanishdifundirse, extenderse, permear
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningspeak in riddles.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Nounsriddlea difficult problem
English > riddle: 8 senses > verb 6, cognition
Meaningexplain a riddle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broadersolve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workFind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Spanishresolver un acertijo
Catalanresoldre

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