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Meaning of HAZE

Pronunciation:  heyz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  confusion characterized by lack of clarity
  2. [n]  atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  3. [v]  harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

HAZE is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: daze, fog
 See Also: aerosol, confusion, disarray, harass, mental confusion, oppress, persecute



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Haze\, n. [Cf. Icel. h["o]ss gray; akin to AS. hasu,
    heasu, gray; or Armor. a['e]zen, ['e]zen, warm vapor,
    exhalation, zephyr.]
    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.
          Above the world's uncertain haze.        --Keble.
  2. \Haze\, v. i.
    To be hazy, or tick with haze. --Ray.
  3. \Haze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hazed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Hazing}.] [Also {haze}.] [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, the sophomores hazed a freshman.
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