WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
maze /meɪz/USA pronunciation
n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a confusing network of paths;
labyrinth:a maze of corridors.
- a complicated, perplexing system:a maze of bureaucratic red tape.
(māz),USA pronunciation n., v., mazed, maz•ing. n.
- a confusing network of intercommunicating paths or passages; labyrinth.
- any complex system or arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion, or perplexity:Her petition was lost in a maze of bureaucratic red tape.
- a state of bewilderment or confusion.
- a winding movement, as in dancing.
(māzd′lē, mā′zid-),USA pronunciation adv.
- Slang Terms[Chiefly Dial.]to daze, perplex, or stupefy.
- Middle English mase, noun, nominal use of aphetic variant of amasen to amaze 1250–1300
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
maze /meɪz/ n
- a complex network of paths or passages, esp one with high hedges in a garden, designed to puzzle those walking through it
- a similar system represented diagrammatically as a pattern of lines
- any confusing network of streets, pathways, etc
- a state of confusion
Etymology: 13th Century: see amazeˈmazement n
- an archaic or dialect word for amaze
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