The definition of a puzzle is game to exercise the brain by fitting different pieces together.(noun)
An example of a puzzle is the New York Times crossword.
To puzzle is defined as to confuse.(verb)
An example of to puzzle is someone with green eyes saying their eyes are brown.
See puzzle in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME *poselen (inferred < pp. poselet), to bewilder, confuse < ?
See puzzle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb puz·zled, puz·zling, puz·zles verb, transitive
Origin: Origin unknown.
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