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Riddle meaning

riddle - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. set a difficult problem or riddle; " riddle me a riddle"
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. A board having a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it.
  4. 4. To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel.
  5. 5. To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot.
  6. 6. Something proposed to be solved by guessing or conjecture; a puzzling question; an ambiguous proposition; an enigma; hence, anything ambiguous or puzzling.
  7. 7. To explain; to solve; to unriddle.
  8. 8. To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
  9. 9. A coarse sieve.
  10. 10. An enigma; puzzle.
  11. 11. To make a riddle; speak enigmatically.
  12. 12. To sift with a riddle; pierce with many holes.

riddle - examples of usage

  1. All except the trader, who lay for hours on his back staring up at the stars, as if trying to solve some riddle that baffled him.
  2. If you don't we'll riddle you both." - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  3. " Buck, if she makes a break to get away, riddle her full of holes. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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