maze

verb
\ˈmāz \
mazed; mazing

Definition of maze 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 chiefly dialectal : stupefy, daze

maze

noun

Definition of maze (Entry 2 of 2)

1a : a confusing intricate network of passages

b : something confusingly elaborate or complicated a maze of regulations

2 chiefly dialectal : a state of bewilderment

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Other Words from maze

Noun

mazelike \-ˌlīk \ adjective

Examples of maze in a Sentence

Verb

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

Noun

The experiment measured the time it took for a mouse to find its way through a maze to get its reward of cheese. The school is a maze of classrooms. a maze of rules and regulations
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As the rescuers waited anxiously, a diver navigating the 11th teammate through the underwater maze lost hold of the guide rope. Hannah Beech, Richard C. Paddock And Muktita Suhartono, New York Times, "‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue," 12 July 2018 There’s also time to kick back each day when kids can zigzag through the corn maze or navigate the obstacle course built from tractor tires. Anne Schamberg, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Farming out the kids: Gathering eggs, milking cows, cooking teach about country life," 3 July 2018 But the explosive narrative fragmented into more twisting subplots with each episode, and the lofty, technology-versus-humanity dialogue made circumnavigating the mazes a laborious task. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "After that wild 'Westworld' finale, the robots aren't the only ones disoriented," 26 June 2018 Ideally, by leaving behind the mazes of the park, the show—along with the hosts—can achieve not only willfulness but soulfulness. The Atlantic, "Westworld: Is This Now?," 24 June 2018 And the Hot Box maze won’t even be filled with weed smoke because… 1. Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine, "4 Hilarious Things About L.A.’s Forthcoming Immersive “Weed Culture” Experience," 22 Feb. 2018 This attraction includes a laser maze and other types of activities that are perfect for budding ninjas. Shari Perkins, ajc, "The Insider's Guide to LEGOLAND Discovery Center," 11 July 2018 But below the stalls and stands is a maze of catacombs, dark corners and maybe even paranormal activity. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 His new mission: to spread the maze and wake as many hosts as possible. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "'Westworld' recap: A trip to Ghost Nation," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of maze

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for maze

Verb

Middle English

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mazdoor

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mazedly

mazedness

mazeful

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More Definitions for maze

maze

noun

English Language Learners Definition of maze

: a complicated and confusing system of connected passages

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

maze

noun
\ˈmāz \

Kids Definition of maze

: a confusing arrangement of paths or passages

maze

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\ˈmāz \

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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