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The meaning of Riddled


Riddled – definition


Speak in or pose riddles.

Usage examples:

He who knows not how to riddle

Make many holes in (someone or something), especially with gunshot.

Usage examples:

His car was riddled by sniper fire

Pass (a substance) through a large coarse sieve.

Usage examples:

For final potting, the soil mixture is not riddled

A question or statement intentionally phrased so as to require ingenuity in ascertaining its answer or meaning.

Usage examples:

They started asking riddles and telling jokes

A large coarse sieve, especially one used for separating ashes from cinders or sand from gravel.

Usage examples:

For inside the mill, the shelling stones began to turn, the riddles (large-meshed sieves) rhythmica…

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Word origin

late Old English hriddel, of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin cribrum ‘sieve’, cernere ‘separate’, and Greek krinein ‘decide’.

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