haze

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haze \Haze\, verb (used without an object) To be hazy, or thick with haze. --Ray.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haze \Haze\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Hazed} (h[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Hazing}.] [Also {hase}.] [Cf. Sw. haza to hamstring, fr. has hough, OD. h[ae]ssen ham.]

1. To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.

2. To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students, as an initiation rite into a fraternity or other group; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Haze \Haze\ (h[=a]z), noun [Cf. Icel. h["o]ss gray; akin to AS. hasu, heasu, gray; or Armor. a['e]zen, ['e]zen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr.]

1. Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness.

O'er the sky The silvery haze of summer drawn. --Tennyson.

Above the world's uncertain haze. --Keble.

2. A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception; as, after the explosion, people were wandering around in a haze. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

haze

noun

1: atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility

2: confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: {daze}, {fog}, {haze}]

verb

1: become hazy, dull, or cloudy

2: harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions


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