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
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Among the most atmospheric is Brickfields, aka Little India, a colourful maze of shops and stalls selling saris, spices, flower garlands and more, amid packed temples, churches and mosques. Kari Wilkin, The Week Uk, theweek, 2 July 2024 And then there’s a maze of paperwork: The Missouri state victims’ compensation form is five pages, including instructions. Kff Health News, The Mercury News, 28 June 2024 The event will also feature creepy decor, outdoor mazes designed to make guests feel like they could really get lost in them, roving scare actors aiming to catch guests off guard, themed food and drinks, and roller coasters for a different kind of thrill. Eve Chen, USA TODAY, 25 June 2024 In addition to the above franchises, an exciting experience that draws inspiration from Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022) will be offered at Six Flags Great Adventure, while guests at Six Flags Mexico will have access to an exclusive maze based on DC Comics’ DCeased. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 25 June 2024 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 15 Jul. 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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