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 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 The same goes for the corn maze, which started late but has had a growth spurt since July 4. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "It may be U-don’t-pick this year at Chicago-area apple orchards, as extreme weather hurt crops," 16 Sep. 2019 Pick your own apples, apple pie in a bag, corn maze, train rides, pony rides, hay rides. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 southern Wisconsin apple orchards you can visit, and maybe have a drink," 12 Sep. 2019 Read more More news Snap of the day EQUALITY MAZE: Bella Organic Farm on Sauvie Island is making a big statement with the farm’s annual corn maze. oregonlive, "Aggressive cougar killed near Corvallis: Morning briefing for Thursday, Sept. 5," 5 Sep. 2019 Then, at a later point in the game, a helpful David Lynch-like janitor, who oddly seems to know everything about everything, gives you his secret to navigating the maze, his walkman. Nick Romano, EW.com, "Control delivers a visually stunning trip with mind-altering psychic combat," 26 Aug. 2019 During the fall, the farm sells pumpkins and hosts fall festivities, including a corn maze; the barn is available for rental and the farm hosts field trips, parties and fun festivals all year long. Kit Waskom Pollard, baltimoresun.com, "There are plenty of activities beyond the harvest that will keep things fresh during your apple-picking visits in Harford County," 21 Aug. 2019 There’s corn on the cob, corn mazes, cornflakes, corndogs, corny jokes. Donna Erickson, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Pair Mexican corn with buffet-style toppings bar for party fun," 9 Aug. 2019 For the kids, there will also be wagon rides, a corn maze and all of the farm's regular exhibits and activities. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland.com, "9 things to do in Cleveland on Sunday, Sept. 15," 15 Sep. 2019 Thursdays through Sundays, families can enjoy hayrides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and dog shows. Alison Stanton, azcentral, "The best fall festivals around Phoenix in 2019: Oktoberfest, Day of the Dead, art and more," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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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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