- 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.
- to stupefy, stun, or bewilder, as by a shock or blow
- to dazzle
Origin: Middle 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
- dazedly adverb
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transitive verb dazed dazed, daz·ing, daz·es
- To stun, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy.
- To dazzle, as with strong light.
Origin: Middle English dasen, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dasask, to become weary.