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haze

noun \ ˈhāz \

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 in a Sentence

  1. The bar was filled with a smoky haze.

  2. She stumbled around in a drug-induced haze.

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Origin and Etymology of haze

probably back-formation from hazy

haze Synonyms

Synonyms
brume, fog, gauze, mist, murk, reek, smog, soup
Related Words
bank, cloud, fume, miasma, smoke, smother, steam
Near Antonyms
alertness, levelheadedness

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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haze

verb

Definition of haze

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

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First Known Use of haze

1801


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haze

verb

Definition of haze

hazed; hazing
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 Western US :to drive (animals, such as cattle or horses) from horseback

hazer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of haze

origin unknown


HAZE Defined for English Language Learners

haze

noun

Definition of haze for English Language Learners

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

  • : a state of confusion


HAZE Defined for Kids

haze

noun \ ˈhāz \

Definition of haze for Students

:fine dust, smoke, or fine particles of water in the air


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