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haze

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[ heyz ]
/ heɪz /
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noun

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.

verb (used with or without object), hazed, haz·ing.

to make or become hazy.

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Origin of haze

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First recorded in 1700–10; perhaps noun use of unattested Middle English hase;Old English hasu, variant of haswa “ashen, dusky.” See hazy, hare
2. See cloud.
hazeless, adjective

Definition for haze (2 of 2)

haze2
[ heyz ]
/ heɪz /

verb (used with object), hazed, haz·ing.

to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule.
Chiefly Nautical. to harass with unnecessary or disagreeable tasks.

Origin of haze

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First recorded in 1670–80, haze is from the Middle French word haser to irritate, annoy
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British Dictionary definitions for haze (1 of 2)

haze1
/ (heɪz) /

noun

meteorol
  1. reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, dust, etc, in the atmosphere
  2. the moisture or dust causing this
obscurity of perception, feeling, etc

verb

(when intr, often foll by over) to make or become hazy
C18: back formation from hazy

British Dictionary definitions for haze (2 of 2)

haze2
/ (heɪz) /

verb (tr)

mainly US and Canadian to subject (fellow students) to ridicule or abuse
nautical to harass with humiliating tasks
hazer, noun
C17: of uncertain origin
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Idioms and Phrases with haze

haze

see in a fog (haze).

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