puzzle (noun, verb) past tense: puzzled LISTEN
A puzzle is a toy, game, or problem that presents difficulties to be solved by clever thinking or great effort.
- Cecile does the New York Times crossword puzzle every Sunday.
- Evan works on the jigsaw puzzle every night before bed.
Puzzle also means ‘to confuse or mystify.’
- Fred's attitude puzzles me.
- The patient's symptoms puzzled the doctor.
Did you know?
Do you like math puzzles? Then try this one.
In pop culture
Do you know TED? TED is a media organization that posts talks online, called TED talks, for free distribution. They also have a YouTube channel called TED Ed. Watch this video from it and try to solve the green eyed logic puzzle. Do you think you can?
There are other meanings of puzzle.