maze

verb
\ ˈmāz How to pronounce maze (audio) \
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 \ ˈmāz-​ˌlīk How to pronounce mazelike (audio) \ 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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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Once back in character, Nyong’o attempted blending into the Horror Nights maze to scare unsuspecting guests. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Lupita Nyong'o reprises Us role to shock guests at Halloween Horror Nights," 30 Oct. 2019 Check out a teaser above for the Us attraction, which will elicit shrieks alongside the parks’ first-ever Ghostbusters maze and another turn for Stranger Things. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, "Universal's Halloween Horror Nights to feature maze inspired by Jordan Peele's Us," 7 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Joey Morona reports where to go pumpkin picking or tackle a corn maze and other fun events for Oct. 9-11. cleveland, "96% of Ohioans living in a red or orange county for coronavirus: The Wake Up for Friday, Oct. 9, 2020," 9 Oct. 2020 For over a decade, Marylanders have explored the sprawling corn maze located at the intersection of MD Route 175 and Gambrills Road. Angela Roberts, baltimoresun.com, "9 things to do in Maryland to get into the fall spirit while staying safe from the coronavirus," 7 Oct. 2020 This year's 22,160-foot corn maze shows the headless horseman springing from the pages of a book. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "Halloween 2020: 12 scary storytellers, outdoor movies and festivals in Indianapolis," 7 Oct. 2020 At six of the country’s missile bases, trucks hauled rock from underground construction sites as workers dug a maze of new tunnels and bunkers, allowing North Korea to move weapons around like peas in a shell game. Author: Joby Warrick, Simon Denyer, Anchorage Daily News, "As North Korea’s Kim wooed Trump with ‘love letters,’ he kept building his nuclear capability, intelligence shows," 1 Oct. 2020 At six of the country’s missile bases, trucks hauled rock from underground construction sites as workers dug a maze of new tunnels and bunkers, allowing North Korea to move weapons around like peas in a shell game. Washington Post, "As Kim wooed Trump with ‘love letters,’ he kept building his nuclear capability, intelligence shows," 30 Sep. 2020 Bauman’s Farm & Garden Harvest Festival: The 2020 festival will offer U-pick pumpkin attractions and the corn maze. oregonlive, "Halloween in Oregon is on: See our list of haunted happenings, corn mazes and pumpkin patches," 26 Sep. 2020 Driving through the streets was like navigating a horrific corn maze. J.d. Crowe | Jdcrowe@al.com, al, "Hurricanes bring heroes. Here are a few I found this week," 23 Sep. 2020 Gather your bubble mates, pack some masks, visit a farm and do a corn maze. Katia Hetter, CNN, "50 fun things to do this fall (take your pick)," 22 Sep. 2020

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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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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 19 Oct. 2020.

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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 How to pronounce maze (audio) \

Kids Definition of maze

: a confusing arrangement of paths or passages

maze

noun
\ ˈmāz How to pronounce maze (audio) \

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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