- 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 dazing
Not any physical impact—no, something which was dazing but still immaterial.The Defiant Agents
Andre Alice Norton
Something like vertigo, a dazing, a loss of all the faculties.The Mesmerist's Victim
She picked it up, and applied herself for a while to its dazing infinitives.Regiment of Women
Just after her death he was as a man stricken by some dazing mental affection.Makers of Modern Medicine
James J. Walsh
His speech was interrupted by a dazing, deafening tumult of sound.The Air Trust
George Allan England
- 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 dazing
"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.