Daze (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dazed (?); 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. dws, dysig, stupid. . 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. Spenser.

Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world. Sir H. Taylor.

He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an odd though a sufficient substitute for interest. Dickens.

 

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Daze, n.

1.

The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze.

[Colloq.]

2. Mining

A glittering stone.

 

© Webster 1913.

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