- The definition of a daze is a state of stunned confusion or bewilderment.
When you first wake up from a really deep sleep and you aren't sure where you are or what is going on around you, this is an example of a time when you are in a daze.
- To daze is defined as to confuse someone or to make him unable to react or think properly.
When you shock someone by telling them amazing news, this is an example of a time when you daze him.
transitive verbdazed, dazing
- to stupefy, stun, or bewilder, as by a shock or blow
- to dazzle
Origin of dazeMiddle English dasen ; from Old Norse dasa-, reflexive dasast, to become weary ; from dasi, lazy, tired ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dhē-, to wear away from source Classical Latin fames, hunger
transitive verbdazed dazed, daz·ing, daz·es
- To stun or bewilder, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy: “He fell with a thud that dazed him” (Jean Toomer).
- To dazzle, as with strong light.
Origin of dazeMiddle English dasen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dasask, to become weary.
- The state of being dazed;
- He was in a daze.
- (mining) A glittering stone.
(third-person singular simple present dazes, present participle dazing, simple past and past participle dazed)