- to stun or stupefy with a blow, shock, etc.: He was dazed by a blow on the head.
- to overwhelm; dazzle: The splendor of the palace dazed her.
- a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.
Origin of daze
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Examples from the Web for dazed
In 2010, Jake Holmes sued over “Dazed and Confused,” claiming it bore a strong resemblance to his own song of the same name.‘No Stairway, Denied!’ Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Winds on Down the Road
October 22, 2014
He was the guy who hit people with paddles in Dazed and Confused.Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'
September 9, 2014
Everyone was dazed by their look at death, but relieved by the opportunity to decompress.I Heard About the Latest Crazed Shooter While I Watched the World Cup with Guys He Almost Killed
July 1, 2014
If not for movies like Dazed and Confused, hemp would have all but disappeared from American discourse.Kentucky Tells Feds: Hands Off Our Hemp!
May 21, 2014
Many veterans lie in hospitals across the nation, dazed and confused.GOP Hypocrisy: Outraged Over Benghazi, Silent on Iraq
May 11, 2014
Soon the table was covered with weapons, selected in a dazed way, he knew not why.Viviette
William J. Locke
But Andrew, walking like one dazed, had crossed the room slowly.Way of the Lawless
She stood an instant holding them in her hand, a dazed expression on her face.Her Father's Daughter
The creature looked about him in a dazed, uncomprehending manner.The Monster Men
Edgar Rice Burroughs
To the dazed, feverish girl, the figure seemed to have two pairs of arms.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
- to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
- to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle
- a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Word Origin and History for dazed
"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).
early 14c., dasen, perhaps from Old Norse *dasa (cf. dasask "to become weary," with reflexive suffix -sk). Or perhaps from Middle Dutch dasen "act silly." Perhaps originally "to make weary with cold," which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the Old Norse word). Related: Dazed.