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1riddle

noun rid·dle \ˈri-dəl\

Definition of RIDDLE

1
:  a mystifying, misleading, or puzzling question posed as a problem to be solved or guessed :  conundrum, enigma
2
:  something or someone difficult to understand

Origin of RIDDLE

Middle English redels, ridel, from Old English ̄delse opinion, conjecture, riddle; akin to Old English ̄dan to interpret — more at read
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with RIDDLE

2riddle

verb
rid·dledrid·dling \ˈrid-liŋ, ˈri-dəl-iŋ\

Definition of RIDDLE

intransitive verb
:  to speak in or propound riddles
transitive verb
1
:  to find the solution of :  explain
2
:  to set a riddle for :  puzzle
rid·dler \ˈrid-lər, ˈri-dəl-ər\ noun

First Known Use of RIDDLE

1571

Rhymes with RIDDLE

3riddle

noun

Definition of RIDDLE

:  a coarse sieve

Origin of RIDDLE

Middle English riddil, from Old English hriddel; akin to Latin cribrum sieve, cernere to sift — more at certain
First Known Use: before 12th century

4riddle

verb
rid·dledrid·dling \ˈrid-liŋ, ˈri-dəl-iŋ\

Definition of RIDDLE

transitive verb
1
:  to separate (as grain from chaff) with a riddle :  screen
2
:  to pierce with many holes <riddled the car with bullets>
3
:  to spread through :  permeate <a book riddled with errors>

First Known Use of RIDDLE

13th century

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

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