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Meaning of DAZE

Pronunciation:  deyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  confusion characterized by lack of clarity
  2. [n]  the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's deathleft him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock"
  3. [v]  overcome esp. with astonishment or disbelief; "The news stunned her"
  4. [v]  to cause someone to lose clear vision, esp. from intense light; "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"

DAZE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bedaze, bedazzle, dazzle, fog, haze, shock, stun, stupor
 See Also: blind, confusion, desensitise, desensitize, disarray, mental confusion, stupefaction



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Daze\ (d[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dazed} (d[=a]zd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Dazing}.] [OE. dasen, prob. from Icel. dasask
    to become weary, a reflexive verb; cf. Sw. dasa to lie idle,
    and OD. daesen to be foolish, insane, daes, dwaes, D. dwaas,
    foolish, insane, AS. dw[=ae]s, dysig, stupid. [root]71. Cf.
    {Dizzy}, {Doze}.]
    To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or
    with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
          While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen.
          Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world.
                                                   --Sir H.
          He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an
          odd though a sufficient substitute for interest.
  2. \Daze\, n.
    1. The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze. [Colloq.]
    2. (Mining) A glittering stone.
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