verb (used with or without object), hazed, haz·ing.
- hazard lights,
- hazard warning device,
- hazardous waste,
- hazel crest,
- hazel grouse,
- hazel park,
Origin of haze1
verb (used with object), hazed, haz·ing.
Origin of haze2
Examples from the Web for haze
“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|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|DAILY BEAST
Nothing better conveys the haze of half-absorbed fact and misinformation that has become the daily diet of conversation.
Another man, a skeptic, sent there to haze Browne, to “punk” her, asks Browne how old his father was when he passed away.
Raeen says being able to turn on Haze is like having a super power.Meet Angel Haze: the Brooklyn Rapper Tackling Sex Abuse in Her Rhymes|Drake Baer|November 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The music, the lights, the haze of smoke and the scent of food were depressing.Sally Bishop|E. Temple Thurston
There was a haze over everything, but yet there was an enlightenment even in the haze.Sir Tom|Mrs. Oliphant
The fence begins to melt as if in a haze and the logic of clearing this vast expanse of earth and rock escapes him.The Land of Look Behind|Paul Cameron Brown
Over the whole scene hung the haze of twilight that is so peaceful.The Elements of Style|William Strunk
It vanished in the haze above the monster swamp, going in a straight line for the golden city at the worlds edge.
- reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, dust, etc, in the atmosphere
- the moisture or dust causing this
Word Origin for haze
Word Origin for haze
"subject to cruel horseplay," 1850, American English student slang, from earlier nautical sense of "punish by keeping at unpleasant and unnecessary hard work" (1840), perhaps from hawze "terrify, frighten, confound" (1670s), from Middle French haser "irritate, annoy" (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Hazed; hazing.
All hands were called to "come up and see it rain," and kept on deck hour after hour in a drenching rain, standing round the deck so far apart as to prevent our talking with one another, with our tarpaulins and oil-cloth jackets on, picking old rope to pieces or laying up gaskets and robands. This was often done, too, when we were lying in port with two anchors down, and no necessity for more than one man on deck as a look-out. This is what is called "hazing" a crew, and "working their old iron up." [Dana, "Two Years before the Mast," 1842]
1706, probably a back-formation of hazy. Sense of "confusion, vagueness" is 1797. The English differentiation of haze, mist, fog (and other dialectal words) is unmatched in other tongues, where the same word generally covers all three and often "cloud" as well, and this may be seen as an effect of the English climate on the language.
see in a fog (haze).