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Definition of "maze" []

  • An intricate, usually confusing network of interconnecting pathways, as in a garden; a labyrinth. (noun)
  • A physical situation in which it is easy to get lost: a maze of bureaucratic divisions. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle: a maze of government regulations. (noun)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. To bewilder or astonish. (verb-transitive)

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.

Use "maze" in a sentence
  • "So he placed the mouse on a giant trackball and let it run through a virtual maze from the video game Quake 2 displayed on screens."
  • "The regulatory maze is so hideous that not ONE single company goes through a single DAY without violating SOMETHING."
  • "More campanies are doeing this (though still the minority), but the regulatory maze is a nightmare to the point that it varies for each individual state."