verb \ˈmāz\

Definition of MAZE

transitive verb
chiefly dialect :  stupefy, daze

Examples of MAZE

  1. <I'm completely mazed by the multitude of plans for health insurance.>

Origin of MAZE

Middle English
First Known Use: 13th century



: a complicated and confusing system of connected passages

: a confusing collection or mixture of things (such as rules)

Full Definition of MAZE

a :  a confusing intricate network of passages
b :  something confusingly elaborate or complicated <a maze of regulations>
chiefly dialect :  a state of bewilderment
maze·like \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of MAZE

  1. The experiment measured the time it took for a mouse to find its way through a maze to get its reward of cheese.
  2. The school is a maze of classrooms.
  3. a maze of rules and regulations

First Known Use of MAZE

14th century


noun \ˈmāz\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAZE

: a path complicated by at least one blind alley and used in learning experiments and in intelligence tests


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