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haze 1

 (hāz)
n.
1.
a. Atmospheric moisture, dust, smoke, and vapor that diminishes visibility.
b. A partially opaque covering: Let the polish dry to a haze before buffing it.
2. A vague or confused state of mind.
intr.v. hazed, haz·ing, haz·es
To become misty or hazy; blur.

[Probably back-formation from hazy.]

haze 2

 (hāz)
tr.v. hazed, haz·ing, haz·es
1. To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks.
2. To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.

[Perhaps from obsolete haze, to frighten, from obsolete French haser, to annoy, from Old French.]

haz′er n.

haze

(heɪz)
n
1. (Physical Geography) meteorol
a. reduced visibility in the air as a result of condensed water vapour, dust, etc, in the atmosphere
b. the moisture or dust causing this
2. obscurity of perception, feeling, etc
vb
(when: intr, often foll by over) to make or become hazy
[C18: back formation from hazy]

haze

(heɪz)
vb (tr)
1. chiefly US and Canadian to subject (fellow students) to ridicule or abuse
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical to harass with humiliating tasks
[C17: of uncertain origin]
ˈhazer n

haze1

(heɪz)

n., v. hazed, haz•ing. n.
1. an aggregation in the atmosphere of very fine, widely dispersed, solid or liquid particles giving the air an opalescent appearance.
2. vagueness or obscurity, as of the mind, perception, etc.
v.t., v.i.
3. to make or become hazy.
[1700–10; perhaps n. use of Middle English *hase, Old English hasu, variant of haswa ashen, dusky. compare hazy]

haze2

(heɪz)

v.t. hazed, haz•ing.
1. to subject (freshmen, newcomers, etc.) to abusive or humiliating tricks and ridicule.
2. to harass with unnecessary or disagreeable tasks.
[1670–80; perhaps < Middle French haser to irritate, annoy]
haz′er, n.

haze


Past participle: hazed
Gerund: hazing

Imperative
haze
haze
Present
I haze
you haze
he/she/it hazes
we haze
you haze
they haze
Preterite
I hazed
you hazed
he/she/it hazed
we hazed
you hazed
they hazed
Present Continuous
I am hazing
you are hazing
he/she/it is hazing
we are hazing
you are hazing
they are hazing
Present Perfect
I have hazed
you have hazed
he/she/it has hazed
we have hazed
you have hazed
they have hazed
Past Continuous
I was hazing
you were hazing
he/she/it was hazing
we were hazing
you were hazing
they were hazing
Past Perfect
I had hazed
you had hazed
he/she/it had hazed
we had hazed
you had hazed
they had hazed
Future
I will haze
you will haze
he/she/it will haze
we will haze
you will haze
they will haze
Future Perfect
I will have hazed
you will have hazed
he/she/it will have hazed
we will have hazed
you will have hazed
they will have hazed
Future Continuous
I will be hazing
you will be hazing
he/she/it will be hazing
we will be hazing
you will be hazing
they will be hazing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hazing
you have been hazing
he/she/it has been hazing
we have been hazing
you have been hazing
they have been hazing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hazing
you will have been hazing
he/she/it will have been hazing
we will have been hazing
you will have been hazing
they will have been hazing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hazing
you had been hazing
he/she/it had been hazing
we had been hazing
you had been hazing
they had been hazing
Conditional
I would haze
you would haze
he/she/it would haze
we would haze
you would haze
they would haze
Past Conditional
I would have hazed
you would have hazed
he/she/it would have hazed
we would have hazed
you would have hazed
they would have hazed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.haze - atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibilityhaze - atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
aerosol - a cloud of solid or liquid particles in a gas
2.haze - confusion characterized by lack of clarity
confusedness, disarray, mental confusion, muddiness, confusion - a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior; "a confusion of impressions"
Verb1.haze - become hazy, dull, or cloudy
cloud, overcast - make overcast or cloudy; "Fall weather often overcasts our beaches"
2.haze - harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke - annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers"

haze

noun mist, film, cloud, steam, fog, obscurity, vapour, smog, dimness, smokiness Dan smiled at him through a haze of smoke and steaming coffee.

haze

noun
A thick, heavy atmospheric condition offering reduced visibility because of the presence of suspended particles:
Translations
ضباب رَقيقيَقومُ بِخِدَعٍ على طُلاب الكُليَّه
dělat si legraci zkouřmooparšikanovat
disdrillelave sjov medmobbetåge
mistur, òokumóîa
dūmaka
ponižovaťšikanovať
meglica
fena şakalarla üzmekhafif sispus

haze

1 [heɪz] N
1. (= mist) → bruma f, neblina f; (in hot weather) → calina f, calima f
a haze of tobacco smoke filled the roomel cuarto estaba lleno de humo de tabaco
2. (fig) she spent most of her life in a haze of alcoholpasaba la mayor parte de su vida embotada por el alcohol
to be in a haze (fig) → andar atontado or aturdido

haze

2 [heɪz] VT (US) → gastar novatadas a

haze

[ˈheɪz] n
(= mist) → brume f
[smoke, steam] → nuage m
a haze of cigarette smoke → de la fumée de cigarette

haze

n
Dunst m; a haze of exhaust fumesein Dunstschleier mvon Abgasen
(fig) he/his mind was in a haze (= confused)er war vollkommen verwirrt; in a haze of alcoholvom Alkohol benebelt (inf)

haze

[heɪz] n (mist) → foschia; (of smoke) → velo

haze1

(heiz) noun
a thin mist. The mountains were dim through the haze.
ˈhazy adjective
1. misty. a hazy view of the mountains.
2. not clear or certain. a hazy idea; I'm a bit hazy about what happened.
ˈhaziness noun

haze2

(heiz) verb
(American) to play tricks on new college students, army recruits etc or make them perform humiliating tasks.
hazing noun
the initiaition of newcomers. The army now forbids the hazing of new recruits.
References in classic literature ?
In the late afternoon in the hot summers when the road and the fields are covered with dust, a smoky haze lies over the great flat basin of land.
Soon, likewise, my old native town will loom upon me through the haze of memory, a mist brooding over and around it; as if it were no portion of the real earth, but an overgrown village in cloud-land, with only imaginary inhabitants to people its wooden houses and walk its homely lanes, and the unpicturesque prolixity of its main street.
But neither great Washington, nor Napoleon, nor Nelson, will answer a single hail from below, however madly invoked to befriend by their counsels the distracted decks upon which they gaze; however it may be surmised, that their spirits penetrate through the thick haze of the future, and descry what shoals and what rocks must be shunned.
Seen from the Pequod's deck, then, as she would rise on a high hill of the sea, this host of vapory spouts, individually curling up into the air, and beheld through a blending atmosphere of bluish haze, showed like the thousand cheerful chimneys of some dense metropolis, descried of a balmy autumnal morning, by some horseman on a height.
and, as he leaned against the railings, and watched the sparkling water as it rose and fell in the fountain; and, as in a dim and dizzy haze, saw flowers and trees and vases of the courts, he repeated, again the mystic word so common in every mouth, yet of such fearful power,--"DEATH
From hilltops we saw fair green valleys lying spread out below, with streams winding through them, and island groves of trees here and there, and huge lonely oaks scattered about and casting black blots of shade; and beyond the valleys we saw the ranges of hills, blue with haze, stretching away in billowy per- spective to the horizon, with at wide intervals a dim fleck of white or gray on a wave-summit, which we knew was a castle.
Yes; with the right eye I see a glow--a ruddy haze.
So one beautiful still evening Dickon told the whole story, with all the thrilling details of the buried key and the robin and the gray haze which had seemed like deadness and the secret Mistress Mary had planned never to reveal.
The two things clearest in my mind were, that a remoteness had come upon the old Blunderstone life - which seemed to lie in the haze of an immeasurable distance; and that a curtain had for ever fallen on my life at Murdstone and Grinby's.
Joe put clean white curtains up, and tacked a new flowered-flounce across the wide chimney to replace the old one, and uncovered the little state parlour across the passage, which was never uncovered at any other time, but passed the rest of the year in a cool haze of silver paper, which even extended to the four little white crockery poodles on the mantelshelf, each with a black nose and a basket of flowers in his mouth, and each the counterpart of the other.
In pleasant conversation of this sort they passed out of the tent into the wood, and the day was spent in visiting some of the posts and hiding-places, and then night closed in, not, however, as brilliantly or tranquilly as might have been expected at the season, for it was then midsummer; but bringing with it a kind of haze that greatly aided the project of the duke and duchess; and thus, as night began to fall, and a little after twilight set in, suddenly the whole wood on all four sides seemed to be on fire, and shortly after, here, there, on all sides, a vast number of trumpets and other military instruments were heard, as if several troops of cavalry were passing through the wood.
Here was the boy's opportunity, that for which he had been waiting, while the hot blood of revenge coursed through his veins until he saw his pursuers through a scarlet haze.