a confusing network of intercommunicating paths or passages; labyrinth.
any complex system or arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion, or perplexity: Her petition was lost in a maze of bureaucratic red tape.
a state of bewilderment or confusion.
a winding movement, as in dancing.
verb (used with object), mazed, mazing.
Chiefly Dialect. to daze, perplex, or stupefy.

1250–1300; Middle English mase, noun use of aphetic variant of amasen to amaze

mazedly [meyzd-lee, mey-zid-] , adverb
mazedness, noun
mazelike, adjective
intermaze, verb (used with object), intermazed, intermazing.

maize, maze. Unabridged
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maze (meɪz)
1.  Compare labyrinth a complex network of paths or passages, esp one with high hedges in a garden, designed to puzzle those walking through it
2.  a similar system represented diagrammatically as a pattern of lines
3.  any confusing network of streets, pathways, etc: a maze of paths
4.  a state of confusion
5.  an archaic or dialect word for amaze
[C13: see amaze]

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, "delusion, bewilderment," possibly from O.E. *mæs, which is suggested by the compound amasod "amazed" (see amaze). Perhaps related to Norw. dial. mas "exhausting labor." Meaning "labyrinth" first recorded late 14c.
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Example sentences
Its several political parties and the maze of their tribal ramifications
  promised a situation of singular confusion.
Fisher sees maze design as a combination of three factors: structure,
  aesthetics and the puzzle.
The foreign students and scholars face a maze of federal.
It's that time of year again: yup, that's right, time to head outside and get
  lost in your local corn maze.
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