n.1.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.
2.A board having a row of pins, set zigzag, between which wire is drawn to straighten it.
v. t.1.To separate, as grain from the chaff, with a riddle; to pass through a riddle; as, riddle wheat; to riddle coal or gravel.
[imp. & p. p. Riddled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Riddling .]
2.To perforate so as to make like a riddle; to make many holes in; as, a house riddled with shot.
n.1.Something proposed to be solved by guessing or conjecture; a puzzling question; an ambiguous proposition; an enigma; hence, anything ambiguous or puzzling.
'T was a strange riddle of a lady.
- Hudibras.
v. t.1.To explain; to solve; to unriddle.
Riddle me this, and guess him if you can.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
Noun1.Riddleriddle - a difficult problem
2.riddle - a coarse sieve (as for gravel)
Verb1.riddle - pierce many times; "The bullets riddled his body"
2.riddle - set a difficult problem or riddle; "riddle me a riddle"
3.riddle - separate with a riddle, as grain from chaff
Synonyms: screen
4.riddle - speak in riddles
5.riddle - explain a riddle
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Ricochet firing
rid of
-- Riddle --
riddle canon
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ride herd on
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ride off
ride out
ride roughshod
ride the bench
ride the lightning
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