an aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles, or both, giving the air an opalescent appearance that subdues colors.
vagueness or obscurity, as of the mind or perception; confused or vague thoughts, feelings, etc.: The victims were still in a haze and couldn't describe the accident.
to make or become hazy.
- hazeless, adjective
Other definitions for haze (2 of 2)
to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule.
Chiefly Nautical. to harass with unnecessary or disagreeable tasks.
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How to use haze in a sentence
Though 2021 began in a haze of uncertainty, we’re now some five months in, and for many of us—finally—things are looking brighter.
It is one of the first trees to bloom in spring, when its charcoal gray bark is smothered in a haze of tiny rose-pink blossoms that emerge directly from the wood.
The thin haze of clouds parted as we entered a valley deep in the Monashee Mountains of southeast British Columbia.
As I type this, smoky air from the Sierra Nevada mountains is pouring into San Francisco, casting a deep orange haze across the city, as well as much of the American west.
Look closely and you can see that the haze is divided into dozens of layers.These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Corey S. Powell | August 26, 2020 | Nautilus
“I personally think that his performance is unbelievable,” says haze.James Franco and Scott Haze on 'The Sound and the Fury' and Gawker 'Outing' Them As A 'Couple' | Marlow Stern | September 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Not according to haze, who is decidedly Zen about his Method approach to Ballard.Scott Haze on Playing a Necrophiliac in ‘Child of God’ and Naked Paintballing with James Franco | Melissa Leon | August 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The model Ireland Baldwin is less ambiguous but even more defiant when it comes to her relationship with the rapper Angel haze.Cara Delevingne, Ireland Baldwin, and How Sexually Uninhibited Models Are Bucking the Male Gaze | Amanda Marcotte | July 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
With the country sinking ever further into a prescription drug-induced haze, one state has decided to fight back.Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Car Accidents, Guns, and Suicide | Charlotte Lytton | May 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After lunch, I entered a mental haze: reaction times dropped 12% and short-term memory 11%.How to Use Your Lunch Hour for Better Productivity, Without Ever Taking a Bite | Gregory Ferenstein | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
At ten o'clock a very thick haze spread over the land and so enveloped it that nothing could be distinguished.
Clouds of haze moved around, and when the moon came up she seemed to be glowering from her shroud.The Chequers | James Runciman
A pallid haze breathes wanly on the surface of the impassive sky.The Dragon Painter | Mary McNeil Fenollosa
The upper edge of the sun was just visible above the horizon, gleaming through the haze like a speck of ruddy fire.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for haze (1 of 2)
reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, dust, etc, in the atmosphere
the moisture or dust causing this
obscurity of perception, feeling, etc
(when intr, often foll by over) to make or become hazy
British Dictionary definitions for haze (2 of 2)
mainly US and Canadian to subject (fellow students) to ridicule or abuse
nautical to harass with humiliating tasks
- hazer, noun
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Other Idioms and Phrases with haze
see in a fog (haze).
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