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 hazed
He looked at the girl, and had to blink away a mist that hazed his sight before he could see her.When the Sleepers Woke|Arthur Leo Zagat
It seems that the student who was hazed was suspected of having given information leading to the discovery of the culprits.The Crimson Sweater|Ralph Henry Barbour
Of course, being a stranger, she was lonely as yet; but under the rules of the Sweetbriars she was not hazed.Ruth Fielding in Moving Pictures|Alice Emerson
A niece of his was hazed at college and contracted pneumonia.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore|Pauline Lester
Hazed gathered that she had found him rather exacting, and also that she was inclined to resent his curt manner.North of Fifty-Three|Bertrand W. Sinclair
- 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
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.
"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]
see in a fog (haze).