A maze in a formal garden.
- The definition of a maze is a system of paths that is difficult to navigate.
- An example of a maze is a labyrinth of tall corn stalks.
- An example of a maze is a series of regulations that are confusing and seem to contradict each other.
- Maze is defined as to daze or confuse.
An example of maze is someone yelling at you in a language you don't understand.
transitive verbmazed, maz′ing
- to stupefy; daze
- to confuse; bewilder
Origin of mazeMiddle English masen, to confuse, puzzle, aphetic for Old English amasian: see amaze
- a confusing, intricate network of winding pathways; specif., such a network with one or more pathways that are shut off at their ends, used as in behavioral testing of animals
- any situation characterized by confusing or bewildering complexity
- a. An intricate, usually confusing network of interconnecting pathways, as in a garden; a labyrinth.b. A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost: a maze of bureaucratic divisions.
- A graphic puzzle, the solution of which is an uninterrupted path through an intricate pattern of line segments from a starting point to a goal.
- Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle: a maze of government regulations.
transitive verbmazed, maz·ing, maz·es Chiefly Southern US
- To bewilder or astonish.
- To stupefy; daze.
Origin of mazeMiddle English mase confusion, maze from masen to confuse, daze from Old English āmasian to confound ; see amaze .
(third-person singular simple present mazes, present participle mazing, simple past and past participle mazed)