Jigsaw vs. Puzzle

Jigsaw vs. Puzzle — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Jigsaw and Puzzle

Jigsawnoun

A usually power-driven saw with a narrow vertical blade, used to cut sharp curves.

Puzzlenoun

Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.

Jigsawverb

To cut or form with a jigsaw.

Puzzlenoun

Something that baffles or confuses; an enigma

the puzzle of the author's true identity.

Jigsawverb

To arrange intricately; interlock.

Puzzlenoun

The condition of being perplexed; bewilderment

I'm really in a puzzle over how this happened.

Jigsawnoun

A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal.

Puzzleverb

To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.

Jigsawnoun

A jigsaw puzzle.

Puzzleverb

To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study

He puzzled out the significance of the statement.

Jigsawverb

(transitive) To cut something using a jigsaw.

Puzzleverb

To be perplexed.

Jigsawnoun

a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut

Puzzleverb

To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.

Jigsawnoun

fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines

Puzzlenoun

Anything that is difficult to understand or make sense of.

Where he went after he left the house is a puzzle.

Puzzlenoun

A game for one or more people that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.

Puzzlenoun

A crossword puzzle.

Puzzlenoun

A jigsaw puzzle.

Puzzlenoun

A riddle.

Puzzlenoun

(archaic) Something made with marvellous skill; something of ingenious construction.

Puzzlenoun

The state of being puzzled; perplexity.

to be in a puzzle

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To perplex (someone).

Puzzleverb

(intransitive) To think long and carefully, in bewilderment.

We puzzled over the curious-shaped lock, but were unable to discover how the key should be inserted.

Puzzleverb

(transitive) To make intricate; to entangle.

Puzzlenoun

a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution;

he loved to solve chessmate puzzlesthat's a real puzzler

Puzzlenoun

a toy that tests your ingenuity

Puzzleverb

be a mystery or bewildering to;

This beats me!Got me--I don't know the answer!a vexing problemThis question really stuck me

Puzzleverb

be uncertain about; think about without fully understanding or being able to decide;

We puzzled over her sudden departure