(noun, verb)


1. a flat plate that controls or directs the flow of fluid or energy

Definition categories: man–made, plate

Sentences with baffle as a noun:

- Tanker trucks use baffles to keep the liquids inside from sloshing around.


1. be a mystery or bewildering to

Similar word(s): amaze, beat, bewilder, dumbfound, flummox, get, gravel, mystify, nonplus, perplex, pose, puzzle, stick, stupefy, vex

Definition categories: cognition, bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw

2. hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

Similar word(s): bilk, cross, foil, frustrate, scotch, spoil, thwart

Definition categories: social, forbid, foreclose, forestall, preclude, prevent

3. restrain the emission of (sound, fluid, etc.)

Similar word(s): regulate

Definition categories: change, keep, restrain

Sentences with baffle as a verb:

- I am baffled by the contradictions and omissions in the instructions.

- A ship baffles with the winds.