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Meaning of MAZE

Pronunciation:  meyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
  2. [n]  something jumbled or confused; "a tangle of government regulations"

MAZE is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: labyrinth, snarl, tangle
 See Also: perplexity, system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Maze\, n. [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.]
    1. A wild fancy; a confused notion. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    2. Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of
    3. A confusing and baffling network, as of paths or passages;
       an intricacy; a labyrinth. ``Quaint mazes on the wanton
       green.'' --Shak.
             Or down the tempting maze of Shawford brook.
             The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate, Puzzled
             with mazes, and perplexed with error. --Addison.
    Syn: Labyrinth; intricacy. See {Labyrinth}.
  2. \Maze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mazed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To perplex greatly; to bewilder; to astonish and confuse; to
    amaze. --South.
  3. \Maze\, v. i.
    To be bewildered. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in a maze indicates that you need to deal with the task on hand at a more direct level. You are making the situation harder than it really is. Alternatively, the maze may symbolize your life and its twists and turns.
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