riddle

  1. a difficult problem
  2. a coarse sieve (as for gravel)

Riddle

a question or statement, sometimes in rhyme, which forms a puzzle to be solved by the reader/listener.
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Riddle

A riddle is a statement or question or phrase having a double or veiled meaning, put forth as a puzzle to be solved. Riddles are of two types: enigmas, which are problems generally expressed in metaphorical or allegorical language that require ingenuity and careful thinking for their solution, and conundra, which are questions relying for their ef...
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Riddle

• (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 ...
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riddle

conundrum noun a difficult problem
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Riddle

[tool] A riddle is a large sieve used to separate soil or compost particles, or for separating soil from vegetables. ==Etymology== English `riddle` is from Middle English ridelle `coarse sieve,` from late Old English hriddel `sieve,` altered by dissimilation from Old English hridder `sieve` A riddle may be square, rectangular or circular in...
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Riddle

Rid'dle intransitive verb To speak ambiguously or enigmatically. 'Lysander riddels very prettily.' Shak.
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Riddle

Rid'dle noun [ Middle English ridil , Anglo-Saxon hridder ; akin to German reiter , Latin cribrum , and to Greek ......... to distinguish, separate, and German rein clean. See Crisis , Certain .] 1. A sieve with coarse meshes, usually of wire,...
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Riddle

Rid'dle transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Riddled ; present participle & verbal noun Riddling .] 1. To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle
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Riddle

A riddle is a question designed to test ingenuity or give amusement.
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Riddle

A universal form of literature in which a puzzling question or a conundrum is presented to the reade
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riddle

deliberately enigmatic or ambiguous question requiring a thoughtful and often witty answer. The riddle is a form of guessing game that has been a ... [2 related articles]
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riddle

puzzling person or thing 
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Riddle

Riddle is Dorset slang for a coarse sieve.
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riddle

riddle, puzzling question, specifically one that consists of a fanciful description or definition of something to be guessed. A famous riddle was asked by the Sphinx: “What goes on four legs in the morning, on two at noon, on three at night?” Oedipus guessed the answer correctly: “...
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Riddle

The USS Riddle was an American Bostwick Class escort destroyer of 1240 tons displacement launched in 1943. The USS Riddle had a top speed of 19 knots and carried a complement of 220. She was armed with three 3 inch dual-purpose guns; two 40 mm anti-aircraft guns; four 20 mm anti-aircraft guns; depth charge throwers and three 21 inch torpedo tubes i...
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riddle

Verbal puzzle or question that offers clues rather than direct aids to solving it, and often involves unlikely comparisons. Riddle poems were common in Old English poetry. In ancient literature,...
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riddle

Verbal puzzle or question that offers clues rather than direct aids to solving it, and often involves unlikely comparisons. Riddle poems were common in Old English poetry. In ancient literature, finding the answer to a riddle could be a matter of life and death. Oedipus, for example, became the ruler of the ancient Greek city of Thebes by solving t...
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riddle

[n] - a difficult problem 2. [n] - a coarse sieve (as for gravel) 3. [v] - separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff 4. [v] - pierce many times 5. [v] - speak in riddles 6. [v] - explain a riddle 7. [v] - set a riddle
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