maze

1 of 2

verb

mazed; mazing

transitive verb

1
chiefly dialectal : stupefy, daze
2

maze

2 of 2

noun

1
a
: a confusing intricate network of passages
b
: something confusingly elaborate or complicated
a maze of regulations
2
chiefly dialectal : a state of bewilderment
mazelike 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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Verb
There's a toy piano, a mini bead maze, several kinds of spinning toys and more. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 15 Mar. 2023 Once back in character, Nyong’o attempted blending into the Horror Nights maze to scare unsuspecting guests. Nick Romano, EW.com, 30 Oct. 2019 See all Example Sentences for maze 

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English

First Known Use

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of maze was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Maze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maze. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

maze

noun
ˈmāz
1
: a confusing complicated network of passages
2
: something complicated or elaborate
a confusing maze of regulations

Medical Definition

maze

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

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