daze

verb \ ˈdāz \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of daze

dazed; dazing
transitive verb
1 :to stupefy especially by a blow :stun
  • The first punch dazed him.
  • were dazed by his response
2 :to dazzle with light
  • dazed by the bright sun

daze

noun
    • He flung his bat in a daze and made a slow trot around the bases …
    • —Steve Wulf
    • He sometimes finds himself so focused on cyberspace that he falls into a kind of computer daze, losing all track of time.
    • —Leslie Miller

Examples of daze in a Sentence

  1. the fall dazed him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented

  2. a skier dazed by the glare from the snow

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Origin and Etymology of daze

Middle English dasen, from Old Norse *dasa; akin to Old Norse dasask to become exhausted


DAZE Defined for Kids

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daze

verb \ ˈdāz \

Definition of daze for Students

dazed; dazing
1 :to stun by or as if by a blow
  • She was dazed by all the questions.
2 :to dazzle with light
  • Headlights dazed the crossing deer.

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daze

noun

Definition of daze for Students

:a state of not being able to think or act as quickly as normal


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