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Meaning of PUZZLE

Pronunciation:  'puzul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a toy that tests your ingenuity
  2. [n]  a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution; "he loved to solve chessmate puzzles"; "that's a real puzzler"
  3. [v]  be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me--I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"
  4. [v]  be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide; "We puzzled over her sudden departure"

PUZZLE is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: amaze, baffle, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystifier, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzler, stupefy, teaser, vex
 See Also: bedevil, befuddle, chew over, Chinese puzzle, confound, confuse, contemplate, discombobulate, elude, escape, excogotate, figure out, fox, fuddle, jigsaw puzzle, lick, meditate, mix up, mull, mull over, muse, plaything, ponder, problem, puzzle out, puzzle over, reflect, riddle, ruminate, solve, speculate, stagger, stump, tangram, think over, throw, toy, work, work out



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Puz"zle\, n. [For opposal, in the sense of problem. See
    {Oppose}, {Pose}, v.]
    1. Something which perplexes or embarrasses; especially, a
       toy or a problem contrived for testing ingenuity; also,
       something exhibiting marvelous skill in making.
    2. The state of being puzzled; perplexity; as, to be in a
  2. \Puz"zle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Puzzled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand;
       to nonplus.
             A very shrewd disputant in those points is dexterous
             in puzzling others.                   --Dr. H. More.
             He is perpetually puzzled and perplexed amidst his
             own blunders.                         --Addison.
    2. To make intricate; to entangle.
             They disentangle from the puzzled skein. --Cowper.
             The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate, Puzzled
             in mazes, and perplexed with error.   --Addison.
    3. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out;
       as, to puzzle out a mystery.
    Syn: To embarrass; perplex; confuse; bewilder; confound. See
  3. \Puz"zle\, v. i.
    1. To be bewildered, or perplexed.
             A puzzling fool, that heeds nothing.  --L'Estrange.
    2. To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a jigsaw puzzle in your dream, represents a mental challenge or a problem in your waking life that you need to solve. If there are pieces missing in the puzzle, then it suggests that you do not have all the facts in order to make a good and sound decision. Seeing or doing a crossword puzzle, suggests that you are being faced with a mental challenge. The dream may be a pun on "cross words" directed at your or aimed toward someone.