Maze meaning

māz
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.

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Maze is defined as to daze or confuse.

An example of maze is someone yelling at you in a language you don't understand.

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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.
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A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
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Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle.

A maze of government regulations.

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To bewilder or astonish.
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To stupefy; daze.
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To stupefy; daze.
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To confuse; bewilder.
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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.
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Any situation characterized by confusing or bewildering complexity.
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Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle.
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Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.
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Origin of maze

  • Middle English mase confusion, maze from masen to confuse, daze from Old English āmasian to confound amaze

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English mase, from an aphetic variant of Middle English masen (“to perplex, bewilder"), or perhaps from Old English *mæs "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to Old English āmasian (“to perplex, confound"), Icelandic masa (“to chatter"). More at amaze.

    From Wiktionary