MAZELIKE

maze

[meyz]
noun
1.
a confusing network of intercommunicating paths or passages; labyrinth.
2.
any complex system or arrangement that causes bewilderment, confusion, or perplexity: Her petition was lost in a maze of bureaucratic red tape.
3.
a state of bewilderment or confusion.
4.
a winding movement, as in dancing.
verb (used with object), mazed, mazing.
5.
Chiefly Dialect. to daze, perplex, or stupefy.

Origin:
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.
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maze (meɪz)
 
n
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
 
vb
5.  an archaic or dialect word for amaze
 
[C13: see amaze]
 
'mazelike
 
adj
 
'mazement
 
n

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maze
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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