dazed; dazing

transitive verb

: to stupefy especially by a blow : stun
The first punch dazed him.
were dazed by his response
: 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

the fall dazed him for a moment, causing him to become disoriented a skier dazed by the glare from the snow
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Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of daze was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Daze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daze. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 verb
dazed; dazing
: to stun especially by a blow
the boxer was dazed by blows to the head
: to dazzle with light


2 of 2 noun
: the state of being dazed

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