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haze

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noun \ˈhāz\

Definition of haze

  1. 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. 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.

Origin and Etymology of haze

probably back-formation from hazy


First Known Use: 1706

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haze

verb

Definition of haze

hazed

hazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to make hazy, dull, or cloudy

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become hazy or cloudy

1801

First Known Use of haze

1801


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haze

verb

Definition of haze

hazed

hazing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to harass by exacting unnecessary or disagreeable work b :  to harass by banter, ridicule, or criticism

  3. 2 :  to haze by way of initiation <haze the fraternity pledges>

  4. 3 West :  to drive (as cattle or horses) from horseback

hazer

noun

Origin and Etymology of haze

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1840


HAZE Defined for English Language Learners

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haze

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noun \ˈhāz\

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

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noun \ˈhāz\

Definition of haze for Students

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



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