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Meaning & Definition of Puzzle in English

English

Puzzle

/pəzəl/

noun

1. A particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution

  • "He loved to solve chessmate puzzles"
  • "That's a real puzzler"
    synonym:
  • puzzle
  • ,
  • puzzler
  • ,
  • mystifier
  • ,
  • teaser

2. A game that tests your ingenuity

    synonym:
  • puzzle

verb

1. Be a mystery or bewildering to

  • "This beats me!"
  • "Got me--i don't know the answer!"
  • "A vexing problem"
  • "This question really stuck me"
    synonym:
  • perplex
  • ,
  • vex
  • ,
  • stick
  • ,
  • get
  • ,
  • puzzle
  • ,
  • mystify
  • ,
  • baffle
  • ,
  • beat
  • ,
  • pose
  • ,
  • bewilder
  • ,
  • flummox
  • ,
  • stupefy
  • ,
  • nonplus
  • ,
  • gravel
  • ,
  • amaze
  • ,
  • dumbfound

2. Be uncertain about

  • Think about without fully understanding or being able to decide
  • "We puzzled over her sudden departure"
    synonym:
  • puzzle

Examples of using

Can you guys solve the puzzle?
You'd be able to do the puzzle if only you had a little bit more patience.
You'd be able to do the puzzle if only you had a little bit more patience.