Meaning of labyrinth
Pronunciation: (lab'u-rinth), [key]
- an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit.
- a maze of paths bordered by high hedges, as in a park or garden, for the amusement of those who search for a way out.
- a complicated or tortuous arrangement, as of streets or buildings.
- any confusingly intricate state of things or events; a bewildering complex.
- (cap.)a vast maze built in Crete by Daedalus, at the command of King Minos, to house the Minotaur.
- the internal ear, consisting of a bony portion(bony labyrinth)and a membranous portion(membranous labyrinth).
- the aggregate of air chambers in the ethmoid bone, between the eye and the upper part of the nose.
- a mazelike pattern inlaid in the pavement of a church.
- a loudspeaker enclosure with air chambers at the rear for absorbing sound waves radiating in one direction so as to prevent their interference with waves radiated in another direction.
- labyrinth (Thesaurus)