# What word is still a word, when you take a letter away [duplicate]

I have a word in mind.

This word is eight letters long.

If you wisely choose a letter and take it away, you get a new word with different meaning.

If you repeat this, you get another new word.

At the end, there is one letter left.

What word do I have in mind?

• There is a famous riddle like this. Jun 6 '18 at 10:08

Well I guess the answer is:

Starting

This word is eight letters long.

Starting

If you wisely choose a letter and take it away, you get a new word with different meaning.

Staring after removing t

If you repeat this, you get another new word.

String, Sting , Sing , Sin , in

At the end, there is one letter left.

I

There is a popular example of even a 9-letter word:

STARTLING

remove the L, and the word becomes: STARTING

remove one T, and the word becomes: STARING

remove the A, and the word becomes: STRING

remove the R, and the word becomes: STING

remove the other T, and the word becomes: SING

remove the G, and the word becomes: SIN

remove the S, and the word becomes: IN

remove the N, and the word becomes: I

and because the author asked for 8-letter word, just start from the second line, i.e. STARTING

• I'm searching the dup... Jun 6 '18 at 10:03
• The author says that it is an 8-letter word, not a 9-letter word. Jun 6 '18 at 10:04
• puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/9890/… (I failed my flagging, can't flag dup anymore) Jun 6 '18 at 10:04
• @Saeïdryl More similar words in puzzling.stackexchange.com/questions/6691/… Jun 6 '18 at 10:05
• @u_ndefined Just skip the first line then. Jun 6 '18 at 10:48