labyrinth labyrinth  /ˈlæ bə ˌrɪnθ/


  1. (n) complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
  2. (n) a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium



  1. The forbidden city was a labyrinth of tunnels, alleys and dank stairways.
  2. When they started searching beneath the house, the excavators found a labyrinth of catacombs
  3. The guide took Gina through a labyrinth of lanes and stoned stairways before she met the Oracle in a dingy room.


  1. Paris Air Show: MAX jet engine part made from dust

    The engine on Boeing’s forthcoming 737 MAX will incorporate several mind-blowing new technology features. The most startling is the production of a small intricate part, the tip of the fuel nozzle that swirls fuel and air together in a labyrinth of tiny passages, then sprays the mixture into t
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. JOOR Brings Fashion Out Of The Dark (Read: Paper) Ages

    When Mona Bijoor, 35, was working in retail for Ann Taylor and then Destination Maternity, she would scream in frustration every time her store ran out of sizes or styles. Getting back-up in stock was a nightmarish labyrinth of phonecalls and faxes that often ended in disappointment.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Del Toro calls BioShock Infinite a 'mindf*ck'

    Pan's Labyrinth director praises Ken Levine and Irrational Games for latest BioShock, says he would consider large-scale Pacific Rim game "God willing."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: GameSpot

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  1. In the introduction, Llosa writes, "Entrepreneurial ability and energy are present almost everywhere. But in those countries that still languish in backwardness, the labyrinth intervention of the state and the absence of adequate institutions have...
    on Jun 9, 2008 By: Alvaro Vargas Llosa Source: Orlando Sentinel

  2. Most of the film was shot at an abandoned mental institution in Medfield, Mass., which had, Mr. Scorsese said, "the feeling of a trap, a labyrinth - a labyrinth of the mind, which is what I wanted."
    on Feb 5, 2010 By: Martin Scorsese Source: New York Times

  3. "Pan's Labyrinth was a perfect entity from beginning to end and a pure poem. It's something that no one else could have made," said Perlman, who also co-starred in del Toro's Cronos and Blade II.
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Ron Perlman Source: Houston Chronicle

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