NounMaze (plural Mazes)
- A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
- Any confusing multi-part system.
- 2009 Nation's largest desal project faces financing hurdles
- The project developer, Poseidon Resources Corp., has been winding its way through a maze of state and local agencies for six years
- (Can we verify(+) this sense?)</span> (obsolete) A wild fancy; a confused notion.
- Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.
Adjectives for Maze
quaint; murmuring ; surging; tangled; institutional; flitting; uncouth; moon-loved; flowery; backward; vague; hopeless; musky-circled; mirthful; tortuous; statistical; mystic; intriguing; shadowy; winding; insane; bewitching; laborious; shifting; curious; intoxicating.
Verbs for Maze
crack—; dissolve—; entangle in—; extricate from—; grope through—; guide through—; immure in—; retrace—; struggle through —; submerge in—; wander in—; weave—; —bewilders; —confounds; —confuses; — entwines; —perplexes; —puzzles; -—twists; —winds; —wreathes.
Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, addle, addle the wits, amaze, baffle, ball up, bamboozle, beat, becloud, bedazzle, befuddle, befuddlement, bewilder, bewilderment, boggle, bother, botheration, buffalo, bug, can of worms, chaos, cloud, complex, confound, confuse, confusion, conglomeration, daze, dazzle, discombobulate, discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorganize, disorient, disorientation, disturb, disturbance, embarrass, embarrassment, entangle, floor, flummox, flurry, fluster, flutter, fog, frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fuss, get, gordian knot, haze, hodgepodge, intricacy, jumble, jungle, keep in suspense, knot, labyrinth, lick, meander, mesh, mess, miscellany, mishmash, mist, mix up, moider, morass, muddle, muddleheadedness, muddlement, mystify, nonplus, perplex, perplexity, perturb, perturbation, pother, pucker, put out, puzzle, raise hell, rattle, ravel, ruffle, shuffle, skein, snafu, snake pit, snarl, stew, stick, stump, sweat, swivet, tangle, tangled skein, throw, throw into confusion, tizzy, unsettle, unsettlement, upset, web, webwork, wheels within wheels, wilderness
Middle English mase, from an aphetic variant of Middle English masen (“to perplex, bewilder”), or perhaps from Old English *mæs "delusion, bewilderment". Akin to Old English āmasian (“to perplex, confound”), Icelandic masa (“to chatter”). More at amaze.
- The translations below need to be checked.
- A wild fancy; a confused notion.