haze


1haze

noun \ˈhāz\

: dust, smoke, or mist that has filled the air so that you cannot see clearly

: a state of confusion

Full Definition of HAZE

1
a :  fine dust, smoke, or light vapor causing lack of transparency of the air
b :  a cloudy appearance in a transparent liquid or solid; also :  a dullness of finish (as on furniture)
2
:  something suggesting atmospheric haze; especially :  vagueness of mind or mental perception

Examples of HAZE

  1. The bar was filled with a smoky haze.
  2. She stumbled around in a drug-induced haze.

Origin of HAZE

probably back-formation from hazy
First Known Use: 1706

Related to HAZE

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms

monsoon, occlusion, ozone, rime, squall, zephyr

2haze

verb
hazedhaz·ing

Definition of HAZE

transitive verb
:  to make hazy, dull, or cloudy
intransitive verb
:  to become hazy or cloudy

First Known Use of HAZE

1801

3haze

verb
hazedhaz·ing

Definition of HAZE

transitive verb
1
a :  to harass by exacting unnecessary or disagreeable work
b :  to harass by banter, ridicule, or criticism
2
:  to haze by way of initiation <haze the fraternity pledges>
3
West :  to drive (as cattle or horses) from horseback
haz·er noun

Origin of HAZE

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1840

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