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Definition of Labyrinth

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maze, complicated network of passages; something confusing or bewildering
Labyrinth Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The internal ear. See Note under Ear.
  
(n.)
Any object or arrangement of an intricate or involved form, or having a very complicated nature.
  
(n.)
Any intricate or involved inclosure; especially, an ornamental maze or inclosure in a park or garden.
  
(n.)
An inextricable or bewildering difficulty.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A pattern or design representing a maze, -- often inlaid in the tiled floor of a church, etc.
  
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labyrinth
labyrinthal \lab`y*rin"thal\ (?), a. pertaining to, or resembling, a labyrinth; intricate; labyrinthian.


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 artery of the labyrinth 
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A maze.
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WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost
(synonym) maze
(hypernym) system
(hyponym) Labyrinth of Minos
2. a complex system of interconnecting cavities; concerned with hearing and equilibrium
(synonym) inner ear, internal ear
(hypernym) sense organ, sensory receptor, receptor
(part-holonym) auditory apparatus
(part-meronym) neuroepithelium
Labyrinth Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
If you dream of a labyrinth, you will find yourself entangled in intricate and perplexing business conditions, and your wife will make the home environment intolerable; children and sweethearts will prove ill-tempered and unattractive.

If you are in a labyrinth of night or darkness, it foretells passing, but agonizing sickness and trouble.

A labyrinth of green vines and timbers, denotes unexpected happiness from what was seemingly a cause for loss and despair.

In a network, or labyrinth of railroads, assures you of long and tedious journeys. Interesting people will be met, but no financial success will aid you on these journeys.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Labyrinth Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth (Greek λαβύρινθος labyrinthos, possibly the building complex at Knossos) was an elaborate structure designed and built by the legendary artificer Daedalus for King Minos of Crete at Knossos. Its function was to hold the Minotaur, a mythical creature that was half man and half bull and was eventually killed by the Athenian hero Theseus. Daedalus had so cunningly made the Labyrinth that he could barely escape it after he built it. Theseus was aided by Ariadne, who provided him with a skein of thread, literally the "clew", or "clue", so he could find his way out again.

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Labyrinth Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Labyrinth [from Greek labyrinthos probably from laura crypt] The complex prison built for King Minos of Crete by Daedalus to house the Minotaur. Theseus succeeded in finding his way out with the aid of the thread given him by the king's daughter, Ariadne. Symbolically, it may be the celestial labyrinth, into which the souls of the departed plunge, and also its earthly counterpart, as shown in the tortuous subterranean chambers in ancient Egypt, or similar constructions under temples in various ancient lands. These labyrinths also symbolized the races of mankind, and the succession of gods, demigods, and heroes who preceded mortal kings. These underground chambers in general were used as initiation chambers in the Mysteries, where candidates were taught by actual experience various truths regarding human destiny after death; hence there was an exact analogy between the physical construction of these chambers and the truths thus symbolized. The labyrinth therefore refers both to an inner and outer mystery. One of the coins unearthed at Knossos in Crete showed a diagram of such a maze, and this identical pattern, exact to the last important detail, has been found among the Pima Indians of Arizona (cf Theosophical Path, April 1925). Clearly its real significance was common knowledge to initiates in all parts of the world.
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Labyrinth Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The maze of canals in the inner ear. The labyrinth is the portion of the ear that is responsible for sensing balance. Inflammaton of the labyrinth (labyrinthitis) can be accompanied by vertigo.
Health Information
organ of balance located in the inner ear. The labyrinth consists of three semicircular canals and the vestibule.
National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders