What does jigsaw puzzle mean?

Definitions for jigsaw puzzle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jigsaw puzzle(noun)

    a puzzle that requires you to reassemble a picture that has been mounted on a stiff base and cut into interlocking pieces


  1. jigsaw puzzle(Noun)

    A type of puzzle in which the aim is to reconstruct a picture that has been cut (originally, with a jigsaw) into many small interlocking pieces.

  2. Origin: jigsaw + puzzle


  1. Jigsaw puzzle

    A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of numerous small, often oddly shaped, interlocking and tessellating pieces. Each piece usually has a small part of a picture on it; when complete, a jigsaw puzzle produces a complete picture. In some cases more advanced types have appeared on the market, such as spherical jigsaws and puzzles showing optical illusions. Jigsaw puzzles were originally created by painting a picture on a flat, rectangular piece of wood, and then cutting that picture into small pieces with a jigsaw, hence the name. John Spilsbury, a London mapmaker and engraver, is credited with commercializing jigsaw puzzles around 1760. Jigsaw puzzles have since come to be made primarily on cardboard. Typical images found on jigsaw puzzles include scenes from nature, buildings, and repetitive designs. Castles and mountains are two traditional subjects. However, any kind of picture can be used to make a jigsaw puzzle; some companies offer to turn personal photographs into puzzles. Completed puzzles can also be attached to a backing with adhesive to be used as artwork. During recent years a range of jigsaw puzzle accessories including boards, cases, frames and roll-up mats has become available that are designed to assist jigsaw puzzle enthusiasts.

Editors Contribution

  1. jigsaw puzzle

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, images, sizes and images, with various pieces in different shapes and sizes you put together to form an image.

    Jigsaws have an endless theme and are created with various images for all age groups.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jigsaw puzzle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jigsaw puzzle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Gregory Morvillo:

    If I were to show you two pieces of a 200 piece jigsaw puzzle, wouldn't it be difficult to know what the picture in that puzzle was?

  2. Dan Montgomery:

    It's like putting a giant jigsaw puzzle together, and we've got two tiny little pieces right now, more are going to start coming into place.

  3. Michael Burton:

    It’s a missing part of the jigsaw puzzle, which is the structure of our local universe, they have managed to pierce through it and complete the picture of what our part of the universe looks like.

  4. John Perry:

    There are hundreds of factors that determine your future health and there are millions of things that influence birth weight [and] height. This is one incremental factor of many that contribute to this, keep in mind it is complicated, but it is an interesting piece of the jigsaw puzzle of biology.

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