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Definition of Puzzle


  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 puzzle.
  3. To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
  4. To make intricate; to entangle.
  5. To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
  6. To be bewildered, or perplexed.
  7. To work, as at a puzzle; as, to puzzle over a problem.

Puzzle Quotations

Each person is an enigma. You're a puzzle not only to yourself but also to everyone else, and the great mystery of our time is how we penetrate this puzzle.
Theodore Zeldin

When I studied graphic design, I learned a valuable lesson: There's no perfect answer to the puzzle, and creativity is a renewable resource.
Biz Stone

Sometimes I'll have sections that I'm not quite sure how they fit in the puzzle of a tune, they'll get moved around; what I think was originally a verse ends up becoming the chorus, or what's an intro gets dropped as a hook, things get shifted around a lot.

I'm probably wouldn't do anything differently if I had to do it again. Every little thing that happens to you, good and bad, becomes a little piece of the puzzle of who you become. Every successful person you read about - Warren Buffett, Bill Gates - they all say pretty much the same thing. 'Do what you love.' I know I did.
David Foster

I wanna make a jigsaw puzzle that's 40,000 pieces. And when you finish it, it says 'go outside.'
Demetri Martin
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Puzzle Translations

puzzle in Afrikaans is verwar
puzzle in Danish is forvirre
puzzle in Dutch is puzzel, raadsel
puzzle in Portuguese is enigma
puzzle in Swedish is pussel
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