IPA: ɫˈæbɝɪnθ


  • (Greek mythology) A maze-like structure built by Daedalus in Knossos, containing the Minotaur.
  • A complicated irregular network of passages or paths, especially underground or covered, in which it is difficult to find one's way.
  • (horticulture) A maze formed by paths separated by high hedges.
  • (by extension) Anything complicated and confusing in structure, arrangement, or character.
  • (anatomy) A tortuous anatomical structure:
  • (anatomy) A complex structure in the inner ear which contains the organs of hearing and balance. It consists of bony cavities (the bony labyrinth) filled with fluid and lined with sensitive membranes (the membranous labyrinth).
  • (zoology) An accessory respiratory organ of certain fish.
  • Any of various satyrine butterflies of the genus Neope.


  • to enclose in a labyrinth, or as though in a labyrinth
  • to arrange in the form of a labyrinth
  • to twist and wind, following a labyrinthine path
  • to render lost and confused, as if in a labyrinth

Examples of "labyrinth" in Sentences

  • She gets the quest to navigate the labyrinth.
  • The Labyrinth franchise is in the process of expansion.
  • The supposed floor of the labyrinth seems to be the roof.
  • The bony labyrinth is lined with the membranous labyrinth.
  • Ofelia enters the labyrinth as the rebels attack the mill.
  • It is detailed at the beginning of the Labyrinth of Evil novel.
  • Besides, there is a labyrinth in the centre of the ostrich park.
  • The labyrinth consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule.
  • A prominent and debilitating symptom of labyrinthitis is acute vertigo.
  • The Nexus, the Labyrinth, and the Vortex are arranged in concentric circles.
  • "Pensioner 'entomed in labyrinth of tunnels carved into rubbish'" (Thanks, Robert Pescovitz!)
  • Finding the entrance to the labyrinth is not the simplest of steps, for I find myself separated from it by another labyrinth.
  • It poked one foreclaw out and curled it over and over, beckoning them to follow it into the intricate maze of bushes beyond it known as the labyrinth.
  • They next went to what he called his labyrinth, which was a little walk he was cutting, zig-zag, through some brushwood, so low that no person above three foot height could be hid by it.
  • The eleven-circuit labyrinth from the floor of Chartres Cathedral which Nancy uses has no dead ends or blind alleys to confuse or fool, the path always leads to your true self at the centre and followed outward, safely back to the rim.

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