Riddle Collection: 22 Word and Phrase Riddles!

Word riddles force us to re-examine our relationship with words and phrases. To solve these 22 riddles, you must look at all possible meanings of words, trying to tease out the different meanings and their relationship to various phrases you know. You must think both literally and metaphorically, with a good dose of logic!

The Sealed Room

Riddle:

What kind of room has no doors or windows?
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The Easiest City to Find

Riddle:

This city is the easiest city in the world to get to.
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B in the Hand

Riddle:

If there is a B in my hand - what is in my eye?
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Which Word Doesn't Fit?

Riddle:

Which of the following words don't belong in the group and why? CORSET, COSTER, SECTOR, ESCORT, COURTS
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Word With One Letter

Riddle:

What word begins and ends with an E, but has only one letter?
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Four Words in One

Riddle:

What word in the English language does the following: The first two letters signify a male, the first three letters signify a female, the first four letters signify a great man, while the entire word signifies a great woman. What is the word?
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Part Chicken, Part Goat, Part Cat

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What is 3/7 chicken, 2/3 cat and 2/4 goat?
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One Disappears

Riddle:

How do you make the word 'one' disappear?
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Hurt Without Moving

Riddle:

We hurt without moving. We poison without touching. We bear the truth and the lies. We are not to be judged by our size.
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Four of Five

Riddle:

What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?
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A Term Used to Confirm

Riddle:

I am a term used to confirm. But take away my front, my face, I become known as human avarice.
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One Left

Riddle:

What word of five letters has one left when two are removed?
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The Mobile Tree

Riddle:

What kind of tree can you carry in your hand?
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A New Meaning

Riddle:

I am a word that begins with the letter “i.” If you add the letter “a” to me, I become a new word with a different meaning, but that sounds exactly the same. What word am I?
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Backwards Cheese

Riddle:

What kind of cheese is made backwards?
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Die in the Light

Riddle:

I can only live where there is light, but I die if the light shines on me. What am I?
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Knight on Knight

Riddle:

If you see a knight jumping over another knight - what are you watching?
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Brings You Down

Riddle:

What brings you down but never up?
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Twelve Remain

Riddle:

A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter and 12 remains. What is it?
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Back to Front

Riddle:

What 4-letter word can be written forward, backward or upside down, and can still be read from left to right?
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Shorter Word

Riddle:

What five-letter word becomes shorter when you add two letters to it?
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Falls But Never Breaks

Riddle:

What falls, but never breaks. What breaks, but never falls?
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