Mazarine Bible, the first Bible, and perhaps the first complete book, printed with movable metal types; — printed by Gutenberg at Mentz, 1450-55; — so called because a copy was found in the Mazarine Library, at Paris, about 1760.Mazarine blue, a deep blue color, named in honor of Cardinal Mazarin.

(Maz`a*rine"), n. Mazarine blue.

(Maz"de*an) a. Of or pertaining to Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, the beneficent deity in the Zoroastrian dualistic system; hence, Zoroastrian.

(Maz"de*ism) n. The Zoroastrian religion.

(Maze) n. [OE. mase; cf. OE. masen to confuse, puzzle, Norweg. masast to fall into a slumber, masa to be continually busy, prate, chatter, Icel. masa to chatter, dial. Sw. masa to bask, be slow, work slowly and lazily, mas slow, lazy.]

1. A wild fancy; a confused notion. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. Confusion of thought; perplexity; uncertainty; state of bewilderment.

3. A confusing and baffling network, as of paths or passages; an intricacy; a labyrinth. "Quaint mazes on the wanton green." Shak.

Or down the tempting maze of Shawford brook.

The ways of Heaven are dark and intricate,
Puzzled with mazes, and perplexed with error.

Syn. — Labyrinth; intricacy. See Labyrinth.

(Maze) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mazed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mazing.] To perplex greatly; to bewilder; to astonish and confuse; to amaze. South.

(Maze), v. i. To be bewildered. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Maz"ed*ness) n. The condition of being mazed; confusion; astonishment. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Maze"ful) a. Mazy. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

(May"pole`) n. A tall pole erected in an open place and wreathed with flowers, about which the rustic May-day sports were had.

(May"pop) n. [Perh. corrupt. fr. maracock.] (Bot.) The edible fruit of a passion flower, especially that of the North American Passiflora incarnata, an oval yellowish berry as large as a small apple.

(May"weed`) n. (Bot.) (a) A composite plant having a strong odor; dog's fennel. It is a native of Europe, now common by the roadsides in the United States. (b) The feverfew.

(Ma*za"ma Ma*za"me) n. (Zoöl.) A goatlike antelope (Haplocerus montanus) which inhabits the Rocky Mountains, frequenting the highest parts; — called also mountain goat.

(Maz"ard) n. [Cf. F. merise a wild cherry.] (Bot.) A kind of small black cherry.

(Maz"ard), n. [Prob. fr. mazer, the head being compared to a large goblet.] The jaw; the head or skull. [Obs.] Shak.

(Maz"ard), v. t., To knock on the head. [Obs.]

(Maz`a*rine") a. Of or pertaining to Cardinal Mazarin, prime minister of France, 1643-1661.

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