- 1A network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way: the house has a maze and a walled Italian gardenMore example sentences
- When the rats were put in mazes designed to test learning and memory, those that had been anaesthetised performed worse than those that had not been given the drugs.
- They turn a corner of the hedge maze and find the statue of Theo's bride.
- The maze will be at the farm until the plants wither away in October when the field will be cut, ready for a new maze with a new design next year.
- 1.1A complex network of paths or passages: they were trapped in a menacing maze of corridorsMore example sentences
- Three hundred people lived in the maze of complex interwoven passages for six years during the American war.
- I walked through the maze of passages, taking whichever bearing I felt pulled towards.
- Amidst these, through a complex maze of natural stone bridges and walkways, was a smaller peak.
- 1.2A confusing mass of information: a maze of petty regulationsMore example sentences
- The Museum's imaginative mix of social history and artefacts provides a maze of information.
- In such a situation, an ordinary individual finds himself in a maze of perplexing notions and ideas.
- To pretty much anyone this lot represents a bewildering, tangled, confused maze of information.
verb(be mazed) • archaic or • dialect Back to top
- Be dazed and confused: she was still mazed with the drug she had takenMore example sentences
- Beyond this garden, abrupt, there was a grey stone wall overgrown with velvet moss that uprose as, gazing, Matthew stood long, all mazed and blinking, to see this place so eerie and fair.
- He was regarded with suspicion, considered an outsider and a very strange young man, being called ‘funny’ or even ‘mazed’ by the locals.
Middle English (denoting delirium or delusion): probably from the base of amaze, of which the verb is a shortening.