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maze

maze

 
 
pronunciation:
meIz
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a complicated and usu. intentionally confusing network of pathways between high walls or dense hedges; labyrinth.
They got lost for a while in the maze, but eventually they found their way out.
synonyms:
labyrinth
similar words:
convolution, jungle
definition 2: a similar network used for laboratory experiments on learning in small animals, esp. rodents.
The experimenter timed the rat's performance in the maze.
similar words:
labyrinth
definition 3: any problem that confuses like a labyrinth, with too many alternative choices or other conflicting elements.
The report was a maze of contradictions.
synonyms:
labyrinth
similar words:
Chinese puzzle, convolution, enigma, knot, mess, snafu, snarl, tangle
definition 4: a drawing or small model made to resemble a network of confusing pathways, such as may be used as a game or toy.
The child amused herself with a maze in a magazine while waiting for the dentist.
 
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Are you looking for the word maize (Indian corn)? Maze and maize sound alike but have different meanings.