jigsaw puzzle


Definition of jigsaw puzzle

: a puzzle consisting of small irregularly cut pieces that are to be fitted together to form a picture also : something suggesting a jigsaw puzzle

Examples of jigsaw puzzle in a Sentence

We spent many nights working on a jigsaw puzzle of Mount Everest.

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Instead of surfing the web, guests play Candy Land, read or do jigsaw puzzles. Carol Pucci, The Seattle Times, "For a visit without the crowds, head to Mount Rainier in winter," 20 Feb. 2019 Piecing the story and its large cast together can seem like solving a three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle in the mirror. Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Taking a Journey Into the Past," 13 Sep. 2018 The jigsaw puzzle that becomes your home grows only more complicated with each additional child. Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, "Fitting Growing Kids Into Small Spaces," 9 Mar. 2018 But Tom was never that interested in jigsaw puzzles. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Alzheimer’s Caregivers Give Their Best Advice for Keeping Your Loved One Active and Engaged," 5 Dec. 2018 The fact is, for all the hand-wringing about the graying of America, the needs and assets of the generations fit together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Marc Freedman, WSJ, "Building Bridges Across the Generational Divide," 1 Nov. 2018 The painting, which is a staple in D.C. gift shops and jigsaw puzzle boxes, according to The Washington Post, features each president drinking what the painter, Andy Thomas, says is maybe their favorite drink. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "Donald Trump Has a Painting of Himself Drinking With Other Republican Presidents," 16 Oct. 2018 Through the years, Lorayne enjoyed her grandchildren's sporting events and doing jigsaw puzzles with her great-grandchildren. Hartford Courant, courant.com, "Mary Lorayne Chamberland," 11 Feb. 2018 The 615 fragments amounted to a precious and delicate jigsaw puzzle. New York Times, "Florence’s Answer to Mafia Violence: A Painting’s Loving Restoration," 25 May 2018

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1919, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of jigsaw puzzle

: a puzzle made of many small pieces that are cut into various shapes and can be fit together to form a picture

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Kids Definition of jigsaw puzzle

: a puzzle of many small pieces of a picture that must be fitted together

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