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maze

verb \ ˈmāz \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of maze

mazed; mazing
transitive verb
1 chiefly dialectal : stupefy, daze

Examples of maze in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of maze

Middle English


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maze

noun

Definition of maze

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

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of maze in a Sentence

  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

Recent Examples of maze from the Web

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First Known Use of maze

14th century


MAZE Defined for English Language Learners

maze

noun

Definition of maze for English Language Learners

  • : a complicated and confusing system of connected passages

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


MAZE Defined for Kids

maze

noun \ ˈmāz \

Definition of maze for Students

: a confusing arrangement of paths or passages

Medical Dictionary

maze

noun \ 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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