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labyrinth

noun

1 labyrinth

Complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost.

synonym: maze.

Roget 59a: complexity; complexness etc. adj.; complexus; complication, implication; intricacy, intrication; perplexity; network, labyrinth; wilderness, jungle; ... show more

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Roget 533: secret; dead secret, profound secret; arcanum, mystery; latency etc. 526; Asian mystery; sealed book, secrets of the prison house; le desous des cartes [Fr.].    enigma, riddle, ... show more

Dutch: doolhof, dwaaltuin, gangenstelsel, labyrint
Polish: labirynt



2 labyrinth

A complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium.

synonyms: inner ear, internal ear.

Dutch: binnenoor
Polish: ucho wewnętrzne


adjective

Roget 248: convoluted; winding, twisted etc. v.; tortile, tortive; wavy; undated, undulatory; circling, snaky, snake-like, ... show more

Moby thesaurus: Chinese puzzle, Gordian knot, Rube Goldberg contraption, can of worms, complex, jungle, knot, maze, meander, mesh, mess, morass, perplex, ravel, skein, snafu, snake pit, snarl, tangle, tangled skein ... show more.

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