Definition of labyrinth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlæbərɪnθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæbərɪnθ//
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a complicated series of paths, which it is difficult to find your way through We lost our way in the labyrinth of streets. (figurative) a labyrinth of rules and regulations compare maze Word Originlate Middle English (referring to the maze constructed by Daedalus (a craftsman and father of Icarus) to house the Minotaur in Greek mythology): from French labyrinthe or Latin labyrinthus, from Greek laburinthos.
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