1 an intricate combination of paths or passages in which it is difficult to find one's way or to reach the exit. Syn: maze, network, web. 2 a complicated or tortuous arrangement, as of streets or buildings.Syn: warren, maze, jungle, snarl, tangle, knot. 3.any confusingly intricate state of things or events; a bewildering complex-Synonyms: wilderness, jungle, forest; morass. 4.( initial capital letter ) Classical Mythology . a vast maze built in Crete by Daedalus, at the command of King Minos, to house the Minotaur. 1. a. An open framework made of strips of metal, wood, or similar material overlapped or overlaid in a regular, usually crisscross pattern. 2. Something, such as a decorative motif or heraldic bearing, that resembles an open, patterned framework.3. Physics a. A regular, periodic configuration of points, particles, or objects throughout an area or a space, especially the arrangement of ions or molecules in a crystalline solid.