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maze

 (māz)
n.
1.
a. An intricate, usually confusing network of interconnecting pathways, as in a garden; a labyrinth.
b. A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost: a maze of bureaucratic divisions.
2. A graphic puzzle, the solution of which is an uninterrupted path through an intricate pattern of line segments from a starting point to a goal.
3. Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle: a maze of government regulations.
tr.v. mazed, maz·ing, maz·es Chiefly Southern US
1. To bewilder or astonish.
2. To stupefy; daze.

[Middle English mase, confusion, maze, from masen, to confuse, daze, from Old English āmasian, to confound; see amaze.]

maze

(meɪz)
n
1. a complex network of paths or passages, esp one with high hedges in a garden, designed to puzzle those walking through it. Compare labyrinth1
2. a similar system represented diagrammatically as a pattern of lines
3. any confusing network of streets, pathways, etc: a maze of paths.
4. a state of confusion
vb
an archaic or dialect word for amaze
[C13: see amaze]
ˈmazeˌlike adj
ˈmazement n

maze

(meɪz)

n., v. mazed, maz•ing. n.
1. a confusing network of paths or passages; labyrinth.
2. an intricate system that daunts or perplexes.
3. Chiefly Dial. a state of bewilderment.
v.t.
4. Chiefly Dial. to daze; stupefy.
[1250–1300; Middle English mase, n. use of aph. variant of amasen to amaze]
mazed•ly (ˈmeɪzd li, ˈmeɪ zɪd-) adv.
mazed′ness, n.
maze′like`, adj.

Maze

 a complexity of winding paths or passages.
Examples: maze of arteries, 1615; of bracken and briar, 1872; of history, 1781; of metaphor and music, 1837; of dirty traditions and foolish ceremonies, 1542.

maze


Past participle: mazed
Gerund: mazing

Imperative
maze
maze
Present
I maze
you maze
he/she/it mazes
we maze
you maze
they maze
Preterite
I mazed
you mazed
he/she/it mazed
we mazed
you mazed
they mazed
Present Continuous
I am mazing
you are mazing
he/she/it is mazing
we are mazing
you are mazing
they are mazing
Present Perfect
I have mazed
you have mazed
he/she/it has mazed
we have mazed
you have mazed
they have mazed
Past Continuous
I was mazing
you were mazing
he/she/it was mazing
we were mazing
you were mazing
they were mazing
Past Perfect
I had mazed
you had mazed
he/she/it had mazed
we had mazed
you had mazed
they had mazed
Future
I will maze
you will maze
he/she/it will maze
we will maze
you will maze
they will maze
Future Perfect
I will have mazed
you will have mazed
he/she/it will have mazed
we will have mazed
you will have mazed
they will have mazed
Future Continuous
I will be mazing
you will be mazing
he/she/it will be mazing
we will be mazing
you will be mazing
they will be mazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mazing
you have been mazing
he/she/it has been mazing
we have been mazing
you have been mazing
they have been mazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mazing
you will have been mazing
he/she/it will have been mazing
we will have been mazing
you will have been mazing
they will have been mazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mazing
you had been mazing
he/she/it had been mazing
we had been mazing
you had been mazing
they had been mazing
Conditional
I would maze
you would maze
he/she/it would maze
we would maze
you would maze
they would maze
Past Conditional
I would have mazed
you would have mazed
he/she/it would have mazed
we would have mazed
you would have mazed
they would have mazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maze - complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lostmaze - complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
system - instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity; "he bought a new stereo system"; "the system consists of a motor and a small computer"
2.maze - something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"
perplexity - trouble or confusion resulting from complexity

maze

noun web, puzzle, confusion, tangle, snarl, mesh, labyrinth, imbroglio, convolutions, complex network the maze of rules and regulations a maze of dimly-lit corridors

maze

noun
Something that is intricately and often bewilderingly complex:
verb
Chiefly Regional. To dull the senses, as with a heavy blow, a shock, or fatigue:
Translations
مَتَاهَةٌمَتاهَه
bludiště
labyrint
sokkelolabyrintti
labirint
völundarhús
迷路
미로
raizginys
labirints
bludisko
labyrint
ทางวกวน
mê cung

maze

[meɪz] Nlaberinto m

maze

[ˈmeɪz] n
(mythological)labyrinthe m, dédale m
(in garden, playground)labyrinthe m
(= network) → labyrinthe m, dédale m
a maze of streets → un dédale de rues, un labyrinthe de rues
a maze of corridors → un dédale de couloirs, un labyrinthe de couloirs
(= large number of complicated things) a maze of rules → un dédale de règles

maze

nIrrgarten m; (= puzzle)Labyrinth nt; (fig)Wirrwarr m, → Gewirr nt; the maze of streetsdas Gewirr der Straßen

maze

[meɪz] ndedalo, labirinto

maze

(meiz) noun
a deliberately confusing series of paths, often surrounded by walls or hedges, from which it's difficult to find the way out. I'm lost in a maze of rules and regulations.

maze

مَتَاهَةٌ bludiště labyrint Irrgarten λαβύρινθος laberinto sokkelo labyrinthe labirint labirinto 迷路 미로 doolhof labyrint labirynt labirinto лабиринт labyrint ทางวกวน labirent mê cung 迷宫

maze

n. laberinto.
References in classic literature ?
She had interminably turned upon her tracks, she had crossed and recrossed her haphazard path till it resembled nothing so much as a puzzling maze of pencilled lines without a meaning.
Harris asked me if I'd ever been in the maze at Hampton Court.
She had a way of turning them swiftly upon an object and holding them there as if lost in some inward maze of contemplation or thought.
Slipping quietly through this opening I discovered a maze of winding corridors, branching and turning in every direction.
There is no path to guide us out of this dismal maze.
The old woman who spoke to the sergeant noticed a fair- haired fellow coming out of Maze Hill Station.
Down the great iron way the huge locomotive rushed onward, leaping and bounding across the maze of metals, tearing past the dazzling signal lights, through crowded stations where its passing was like the roar of some earth-shaking monster.
Groping in intellectual darkness for a clew to his maze of doubt, his gaze, directed mechanically downward in the way of one who ponders momentous matters, fell upon something which, there, in the light of day and in the presence of living companions, affected him with terror.
We had proceeded but a few yards along the corridor that had given us entrance to this strange maze when Woola gave mouth to a most frightful roar, at the same time dashing against the clear partition at our left.
I like to choose the path myself when I pass into the maze of follies
For with the charts of all four oceans before him, Ahab was threading a maze of currents and eddies, with a view to the more certain accomplishment of that monomaniac thought of his soul.
Now, the first time Ahab was perched aloft; ere he had been there ten minutes; one of those red-billed savage sea-hawks which so often fly incommodiously close round the manned mast-heads of whalemen in these latitudes; one of these birds came wheeling and screaming round his head in a maze of untrackably swift circlings.