Definition of "labyrinth" []

  • An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze. (noun)
  • Greek Mythology The maze in which the Minotaur was confined. (noun)
  • Something highly intricate or convoluted in character, composition, or construction: a labyrinth of rules and regulations. (noun)
  • Anatomy A group of complex interconnecting anatomical cavities. (noun)
  • Anatomy See inner ear. (noun)
  • A mazelike network of tunnels, chambers, or paths, either natural or man-made (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any complex or confusing system of streets, passages, etc (noun)
  • A complex or intricate situation (noun)
  • Any system of interconnecting cavities, esp those comprising the internal ear (noun)
  • An enclosure behind a high-performance loudspeaker, consisting of a series of air chambers designed to absorb unwanted sound waves (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "labyrinth" in a sentence
  • "They next went to what he called his labyrinth, which was a little walk he was cutting, zig-zag, through some brushwood, so low that no person above three foot height could be hid by it."
  • "Finding the entrance to the labyrinth is not the simplest of steps, for I find myself separated from it by another labyrinth."
  • ""Pensioner 'entomed in labyrinth of tunnels carved into rubbish'" (Thanks, Robert Pescovitz!)"