- The definition of a haze is a low visibility caused by fine particles of sand, dust or smoke spread in the air.
An example of haze is what you'd see out of your windshield while caught in a dust storm on the highway.
- Haze means slight confusion.
An example of haze is a small alcohol buzz.
- Haze is defined as to tease or punish by making someone do useless work.
An example of to haze is what college fraternities do to freshman who want to join the fraternity.
Smog created haze over a freeway.
haze definition by Webster's New World
- a dispersion of fine sand, smoke, dust, etc. in the air that reduces visibility
- a slight confusion or vagueness of mind
Origin: probably back-formation ; from hazy
- Naut. to punish or harass by forcing to do hard, unnecessary work
- ☆ to initiate or discipline (fellow students) by forcing to do ridiculous, humiliating, or painful things
- ☆ West to drive (horses or cattle) while on horseback
Origin: ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old French haser, to irritate, annoy
haze definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- A vague or confused state of mind.
Origin: Probably back-formation from hazy.
transitive verb hazed hazed, haz·ing, haz·es
- To persecute or harass with meaningless, difficult, or humiliating tasks.
- To initiate, as into a college fraternity, by exacting humiliating performances from or playing rough practical jokes upon.
Origin: Perhaps from obsolete haze, to frighten, from obsolete French haser, to annoy, from Old French.
- hazˈer noun