- 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
Synonyms for dazeSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Related Words for dazestupor, mystify, paralyze, dazzle, stun, dumbfound, bewilder, overwhelm, befuddle, puzzle, astound, distract, muddle, confound, amaze, startle, dizzy, astonish, perplex, stupefy
Examples from the Web for daze
Contemporary Examples of daze
Earlier today, I walked around the kitchen holding one of those pink snappers, half in a daze, thinking what I could do with it.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic
Jane & Michael Stern
July 13, 2014
I was in a daze, still wearing clothes stiffened with evaporated sea salt.How Military Veterans Led Sandy Volunteer Efforts
October 28, 2013
But others walked quietly in a daze or lay on their backs and started at the sky.The Crackdown Begins
July 4, 2013
Svetlana and Ksenya would agree with that assessment—they remember arriving in a daze.How a Blogger Blocked Sex Slavery
March 22, 2011
Historical Examples of daze
Ariston stood in a daze and watched the wine spilling into the street.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae
The Earthman came out of his daze at the sight of the other.Slaves of Mercury
Still in a daze, I sat down on my cot and felt the big bruise on my head.The Harbor
In a daze, groping blindly for support, he waited for the shock of impact.
His fierce assumption of knowledge seemed to dazzle and daze the Spaniard.Captain Blood
- 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 for daze
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.
"a dazed condition," 1825, from daze (v.).