puzzle - definition in the American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “puzzle”

See all translations

puzzle

noun [C]  us   /ˈpʌz·əl/
something that is difficult to understand: Their son is a puzzle to them. The police are trying to solve the puzzle of who sent them the letter. A puzzle is also a game or toy in which you have to fit separate pieces together, or a problem or question which you have to answer by using your skill or knowledge: a jigsaw/crossword puzzle
puzzled
adjective  us   /ˈpʌz·əld/
She looked puzzled, then suspicious.
(Definition of puzzle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of puzzle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More American English definitions for “puzzle”

Definitions of “puzzle” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

decider

a final game or competition that allows one person or team to win, or the winning point scored

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More