daze

[deyz]
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verb (used with object), dazed, daz·ing.

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.

noun

a dazed condition; state of bemusement: After meeting the author, I was in a daze for a week.

Nearby words

  1. daytime,
  2. dayton,
  3. daytona beach,
  4. daywear,
  5. daywork,
  6. dazed,
  7. dazedly,
  8. dazibao,
  9. dazzle,
  10. dazzling

Origin of daze

1275–1325; Middle English dasen (v.) < Old Norse dasa- (as in dasask to become weary); compare Danish dase to doze, mope

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British Dictionary definitions for dazed

daze

verb (tr)

to stun or stupefy, esp by a blow or shock
to bewilder, amaze, or dazzle

noun

a state of stunned confusion or shock (esp in the phrase in a daze)
Derived Formsdazedly (ˈdeɪzɪdlɪ), adverb

Word Origin for daze

C14: from Old Norse dasa-, as in dasask to grow weary

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Word Origin and History for dazed
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