- the internal ear, consisting of a bony portion (bony labyrinth ) and a membranous portion (membranous labyrinth ).
- the aggregate of air chambers in the ethmoid bone, between the eye and the upper part of the nose.
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How to use labyrinth in a sentence
Otherwise, you just pull on your warmest socks and snow boots, toss your snowshoes in the back of your car, and choose your own wintertime labyrinth to explore.He escaped the cacophony by strapping on snowshoes and slipping into the Great North Woods|Miles Howard|January 15, 2021|Washington Post
It seems that resolving advertising’s identity crisis is like negotiating a maze and advertisers have no idea what waits for them at the end of the labyrinth.
Thousands of crocodiles patrol an adjoining labyrinth of manmade cooling canals.America’s green energy hopes hinge on propping up aging nuclear plants|Nicolás Rivero|December 19, 2020|Quartz
Nearly 300 of the bald, bucktoothed, nearly blind rodents can scoot along a colony’s labyrinth of tunnels.Naked mole-rats invade neighboring colonies and steal babies|Jake Buehler|October 20, 2020|Science News
It is a contentious, mathematical labyrinth of public policy.Politics Report: A Gigantic Politics Event Is Coming|Scott Lewis|September 26, 2020|Voice of San Diego
As Fox explains in Making Time, a labyrinth of aging pipelines and forgotten wells crisscrosses the city.
It was a ponderous labyrinth of bolts, locks, and steel doors, making it an almost impregnable fortress.
As Margalit Fox says at the outset of The Riddle of the Labyrinth, the story of Linear B is well known.Who Actually Cracked Linear B, the Ancient Code of the Mysterious Knossos Labyrinth?|Malcolm Jones|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This is wishful thinking: a plunge into the labyrinth with no thread to lead them back out.
As it has come down to us “on the borders of pottery and textiles, the meander resembles a maze or labyrinth.”
Here opens up, very evidently, a perfect labyrinth of complexity.
But it was the labyrinth for which the earlier economist held, so he thought, the thread.
What thread shall guide us in this labyrinth of conjectures and contradictions from the very first verse to the very last?A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)|Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
You will not wonder that I lose time and catch at every hope, rather than involve myself in that labyrinth of Chicane and expense.
It was approached through a labyrinth of streets that grew denser and darker as one neared the precincts of the club.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for labyrinth (1 of 2)
- any system of interconnecting cavities, esp those comprising the internal ear
- another name for internal ear
Word Origin for labyrinth
British Dictionary definitions for labyrinth (2 of 2)
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Cultural definitions for labyrinth
In classical mythology, a vast maze on the island of Crete. The great inventor Daedalus designed it, and the king of Crete kept the Minotaur in it. Very few people ever escaped from the Labyrinth. One was Theseus, the killer of the Minotaur.