Haze

Definition of Haze

Pronunciation: hāzd
n.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.
v. i.1.To be hazy, or thick with haze.
v. t.1.To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
[imp. & p. p. Hazed (hāzd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hazing.]
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.

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