Haze (?), n. [Cf. Icel. hoss gray; akin to AS. hasu, heasu, gray; or Armor. a'ezen, 'ezen, 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. Tennyson.

Above the world's uncertain haze. Keble.


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Haze, v. i.

To be hazy, or tick with haze.



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Haze, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hazed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Hazing.] [Also haze.] [Cf. Sw. haza to hamstring, fr. has hough, OD. haessen ham.]


To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.


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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