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maze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Maze  \Maze\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mazed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mazing}.] 
  To  perplex  greatly;  to  bewilder;  to  astonish  and  confuse;  to 
  amaze.  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Maze  \Maze\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  bewildered.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Maze  \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 
  bewilderment. 
 
  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. 
  --Wordaworth. 
 
  The  ways  of  Heaven  are  dark  and  intricate,  Puzzled 
  with  mazes,  and  perplexed  with  error.  --Addison. 
 
  Syn:  Labyrinth;  intricacy.  See  {Labyrinth}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  maze 
  n  :  complex  system  of  paths  or  tunnels  [syn:  {labyrinth}] 




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