Associations to the word «Riddle»


RIDDLE, noun. A verbal puzzle, mystery, or other problem of an intellectual nature.
RIDDLE, noun. An ancient verbal, poetic, or literary form, in which, rather than a rhyme scheme, there are parallel opposing expressions with a hidden meaning.
RIDDLE, verb. To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
RIDDLE, verb. (transitive) To solve, answer, or explicate a riddle or question
RIDDLE, noun. 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.
RIDDLE, noun. A board with a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it.
RIDDLE, verb. To put something through a riddle or sieve, to sieve, to sift.
RIDDLE, verb. To fill with holes like a riddle.
RIDDLE, verb. To fill or spread throughout; to pervade.
RIDDLE, proper noun. A surname​.
RIDDLE, proper noun. A city in Oregon.
RIDDLE ME REE, noun. A riddle, a verbal puzzle
RIDDLE ME REES, noun. Plural of riddle me ree
RIDDLE STICK, noun. A fire poker with a perpendicular piece of iron at the end for raking ashes through the grate.
RIDDLE STICKS, noun. Plural of riddle stick

Dictionary definition

RIDDLE, noun. A difficult problem.
RIDDLE, noun. A coarse sieve (as for gravel).
RIDDLE, verb. Pierce with many holes; "The bullets riddled his body".
RIDDLE, verb. Set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle".
RIDDLE, verb. Separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff.
RIDDLE, verb. Spread or diffuse through; "An atmosphere of distrust has permeated this administration"; "music penetrated the entire building"; "His campaign was riddled with accusations and personal attacks".
RIDDLE, verb. Speak in riddles.
RIDDLE, verb. Explain a riddle.

Wise words

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Maya Angelou