What does maze mean?

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meɪzmaze

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. maze, labyrinthnoun

    complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

  2. tangle, snarl, mazenoun

    something jumbled or confused

    "a tangle of government regulations"

GCIDE

  1. Mazenoun

    A complex and confusing system or set of rules that causes bwilderment; as, a maze of environemntal regulations.

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

Wiktionary

  1. mazenoun

    A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.

    Etymology: mase, from an aphetic variant of masen, or perhaps from * "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to amasian, masa. More at amaze.

  2. mazenoun

    Any confusing multi-part system.

    Etymology: mase, from an aphetic variant of masen, or perhaps from * "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to amasian, masa. More at amaze.

  3. mazenoun

    Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.

    Etymology: mase, from an aphetic variant of masen, or perhaps from * "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to amasian, masa. More at amaze.

  4. mazeverb

    to amaze, astonish, bewilder

    Etymology: mase, from an aphetic variant of masen, or perhaps from * "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to amasian, masa. More at amaze.

  5. mazeverb

    to daze, stupefy, or confuse someone

    Etymology: mase, from an aphetic variant of masen, or perhaps from * "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to amasian, masa. More at amaze.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mazenoun

    a wild fancy; a confused notion

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

  2. Mazenoun

    confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

  3. Mazenoun

    a confusing and baffling network, as of paths or passages; an intricacy; a labyrinth

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

  4. Mazeverb

    to perplex greatly; to bewilder; to astonish and confuse; to amaze

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

  5. Mazeverb

    to be bewildered

    Etymology: [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

Freebase

  1. Maze

    A maze is a tour puzzle in the form of a complex branching passage through which the solver must find a route. In everyday speech, both maze and labyrinth denote a complex and confusing series of pathways, but technically the maze is distinguished from the labyrinth, as the labyrinth has a single through-route with twists and turns but without branches, and is not designed to be as difficult to navigate. The pathways and walls in a maze or labyrinth are fixed – puzzles where the walls and paths can change during the game are categorised as tour puzzles. The Cretan labyrinth is the oldest known maze.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Maze

    māz, n. a place full of intricate windings: confusion of thought: perplexity.—v.t. to bewilder: to confuse.—adjs. Maze′ful (Spens.), Maz′y, full of mazes or windings: intricate.—adv. Maz′ily.—n. Maz′iness, state or quality of being mazy. [Scand., as in Ice. masa, to jabber.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. maze

    In the herring trade, 500 fishes.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maze in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of maze in a Sentence

  1. Victor Hugo:

    He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    We think Life is a Race, a Chase to be an Ace. So we increase our Pace and get caught in a Maze. We need the Grace to remove this Haze!

  3. RVM:

    Life is a maze. Don't just gaze. Change your pace, to win the race.

  4. Philip Dormer Chesterfield:

    Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.

  5. Danielle Boudreaux:

    If you were not familiar with the building and the way that it was, if you were going there for a party, you wouldn't be aware of the maze that you have to go through to get out.

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    out of condition; not strong or robust; incapable of exertion or endurance
    • A. askant
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    • C. valetudinarian
    • D. flabby

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