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Definition of Labyrinth

Labyrinth

  1. An edifice or place full of intricate passageways which render it difficult to find the way from the interior to the entrance; as, the Egyptian and Cretan labyrinths.
  2. Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden.
  3. Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
  4. An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
  5. The internal ear. See Note under Ear.
  6. A series of canals through which a stream of water is directed for suspending, carrying off, and depositing at different distances, the ground ore of a metal.
  7. A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.

Labyrinth Quotations

He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
Victor Hugo

It's so easy for me to get caught up in the feeling of a city like Venice, where everything is just beautiful color and gorgeous buildings that are so peaceful. You can roam around and get lost in the labyrinth.
Nanette Lepore

The library, with its Daedalian labyrinth, mysterious hush, and faintly ominous aroma of knowledge, has been replaced by the computer's cheap glow, pesky chirp, and data spillage.
P. J. O'Rourke

If I have to pick one story that most influenced 'The Hunger Games,' it would be the Greek myth of Theseus, which I read when I was about 8 years old. In punishment for past deeds, Athens periodically had to send seven youths and seven maidens to a labyrinth. In the maze was this Minotaur, and it would eat them.
Suzanne Collins

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma, but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
Norman Vincent Peale
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Labyrinth Translations

labyrinth in Italian is labirinto
labyrinth in Spanish is laberinto, dedalo
labyrinth in Swedish is labyrint
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