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maze,

detail of landscape gardening based on the Greek labyrinthlabyrinth
, intricate building of chambers and passages, often constructed so as to perplex and confuse a person inside. In Egypt, Amenemhet III of the XII dynasty built himself a funeral temple in the form of a great labyrinth near Lake Moeris.
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, consisting of intricate paths or alleys lined with high hedges and having a center and exit difficult to find. It was a prominent feature in the formal English gardens of the 17th and 18th cent., the most notable being that of Hampton Court Palace, London. Some medieval cathedrals, e.g., Amiens, had a pattern of contrasting stones on the floor of the nave that was also called a maze.

Maze

A confusing and intricate plan of hedges in a garden, usually above eye level, forming a labyrinth.

What does it mean when you dream about a maze?

Mazes can represent the almost endless task of hide-and-seek with issues that need to be made simpler and faced more directly. They can also signify feeling like a “rat in a maze.”

maze

[māz]
(psychology)
A network of paths, blind alleys, and compartments; used in intelligence tests and in experimental psychology for developing learning curves.

maze

Same as labyrinth, 3.

Maze

(dreams)
The maze could represent your current mental outlook. A maze is a frightening and confusing place. If in your dream you are trapped in a maze and are having difficulty getting to the end, then you need to stop and consider your current emotional and psychological status. I don’t mean to suggest anything is terribly wrong. Simply speaking, are you often confused and unsure of which way to go? If you are facing many hard decisions this dream is a good indicator that you need to step back and look at the entire picture. Edgar Cayce said that being in a maze in a dream might be symbolic of an “emotionally disorganized” person. At times we are all emotionally disorganized and confused, but admitting this dream’s message is a step in the right direction.
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Change followed change to such a degree that the experts of 1880 would be lost to-day in the mazes of a telephone exchange.
One afternoon he had walked into Hyde Park, and was slowly threading his way through the human maze which edges the Drive.
He led them on and on, through a maze of back kitchens, dairies, larders, and sculleries, that melted along covered ways into a farm-house, visibly older than the main building, which again rambled out among barns, byres, pig-pens, stalls and stables to the dead fields behind.
said the lama, recoiling from the hollow echoing darkness, the glimmer of rails between the masonry platforms, and the maze of girders above.
A few minutes later we had reached the lodge-gates, a maze of fantastic tracery in wrought iron, with weather-bitten pillars on either side, blotched with lichens, and surmounted by the boars' heads of the Baskervilles.
Man has just made a track here and a scrape there in the maze.
What we all dread most," said the priest in a low voice, "is a maze with no centre.
At three she turned the last corner of the maze of lanes she had threaded, and entered Marlott, passing the field in which as a club-girl, she had first seen Angel Clare, when he had not danced with her; the sense of disappointment remained with her yet.
We had proceeded but a few yards along the corridor that had given us entrance to this strange maze when Woola gave mouth to a most frightful roar, at the same time dashing against the clear partition at our left.
Harris asked me if I'd ever been in the maze at Hampton Court.
Instead, it stood a few paces from the tree watching the ape-man clamber out of the maze of fallen branches.
Down the great iron way the huge locomotive rushed onward, leaping and bounding across the maze of metals, tearing past the dazzling signal lights, through crowded stations where its passing was like the roar of some earth-shaking monster.