• Riddle Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) Something proposed to be solved by guessing or conjecture; a puzzling question; an ambiguous proposition; an enigma; hence, anything ambiguous or puzzling.
- (n.) A sieve with coarse meshes, usually of wire, for separating coarser materials from finer, as chaff from grain, cinders from ashes, or gravel from sand.
- (v. t.) To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot.
- (n.) A board having a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it.
- (v. t.) To explain; to solve; to unriddle.
- (v. t.) To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel.
- (v. i.) To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
• Riddler Definition & Synonyms
- (n.) One who riddles (grain, sand, etc.).
- (n.) One who speaks in, or propounds, riddles.