Pronunciation Noun

haze (uncountable)

  1. Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
    • 1772 December, James Cook, A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Around the World, vol. 1 ch. 2:
      Our hopes, however, soon vanished; for before eight o'clock, the serenity of the sky was changed into a thick haze, accompanied with rain.
  2. A reduction of transparency of a clear gas or liquid.
  3. An analogous dullness on a surface that is ideally highly reflective or transparent.
    The soap left a persistent haze on the drinking glasses.
    The furniture has a haze, possibly from some kind of wax.
  4. (figuratively) Any state suggestive of haze in the atmosphere, such as mental confusion or vagueness of memory.
    • 1957, Daphne du Maurier, The Scapegoat , ISBN 081221725X, page 218:
      In my haze of alcohol, I thought for one crazy instant that he had plumbed my secret.
  5. (uncountable, engineering, packaging) The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
    • 1998, Leonard I. Nass and Charles A. Heiberger, Encyclopedia of PVC , ISBN 0824778227, page 318:
      Haze is listed as a percent value and, typically, is about 1% for meat film.
  6. (countable, brewing) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.
    • 1985, Philip Jackisch, Modern Winemaking , ISBN 0801414555, page 69:
      Various clarifying and fining agents are used in winemaking to remove hazes.
Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: trouble, brouillard
  • Italian: stato confusionale
  • Russian: помутне́ние
  • Russian: помутне́ние
Translations Translations Verb

haze (hazes, present participle hazing; past and past participle hazed)

  1. To be hazy, or thick with haze.

haze (hazes, present participle hazing; past and past participle hazed)

  1. (US, informal) To perform an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.
  2. To oppress or harass by forcing to do hard and unnecessary work.
  3. (transitive) In a rodeo, to assist the bulldogger by keeping (the steer) running in a straight line.
Proper noun
  1. A female given name.

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