daze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v daze overcome as with astonishment or disbelief "The news stunned her"
    • v daze to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"
    • n daze confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    • n daze the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally "his mother's death left him in a daze","he was numb with shock"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Daze (Mining) A glittering stone.
    • Daze The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze .
    • v. t Daze dāz To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb. "While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen.""Such souls,
      Whose sudden visitations daze the world."
      "He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an odd though a sufficient substitute for interest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • daze To stun or stupefy, as with a blow or strong drink; blind, as by excess of light; confuse or bewilder, as by a shock.
    • daze To spoil, as bread or meat when badly baked or roasted.
    • daze To be stunned or stupefied; look confused.
    • daze To be blinded or confused, as by excess of light.
    • daze To wither; become rotten.
    • n daze The state of being stunned, stupefied, or confused.
    • n daze In mining, a glittering stone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Daze dāz to stun, to stupefy.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. dasen, prob. from Icel. dasask, to become weary, a reflexive verb; cf. Sw. dasa, to lie idle, and OD. daesen, to be foolish, insane, daes, dwaes, D. dwaas, foolish, insane, AS. dwǣs, dysig, stupid. √71. Cf. Dizzy Doze
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ice. dasa, to be breathless; cf. A.S. dwæs, foolish.

Usage

In literature:

Billy stood rubbing his head dazedly for a long space, then he slowly moved to the door.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Henshaw was in the lead, and presently he came out on the shore, looked around in dazed fashion, and uttered a cry of dismay.
"Dave Porter in the Far North" by Edward Stratemeyer
A daze had come over his mind, he had another centre of consciousness.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
He remained petrified an instant, dazed and staring.
"Ghetto Comedies" by Israel Zangwill
He rose to his elbow and blinked dazedly at Danbury.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
His eyes stared into hers with a dazed look.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
He stared into the blue eyes, tongueless and mentally dazed.
"The Valley of Silent Men" by James Oliver Curwood
And that which he had read had left him dazed and scarcely comprehending.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
And all the time the dazed, strained look burned in his great, roving eyes.
"The Hound From The North" by Ridgwell Cullum
As he stood there in a daze, hoping against hope, he saw a thread hanging from the crevice between door and frame.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
Then, with a dazed sort of movement, he rubbed his bloodshot eyes with the knuckles of his clenched fists.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
For one dazed minute they stared after him.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Laura A. spoke at any rate of suddenly having felt dazed and stunned.
"Benign Stupors" by August Hoch
Then she went back to her chair to recover from the shock that had dazed her.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
What happened then, happened with a rush that left them dazed.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
She looked on with a slightly dazed feeling while June Mason lit a cigarette and bustled about the room.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Dazed by the garish light and fierce heat, he rushed from the house and over the burning shales toward the lake.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
It is true I am your wife by law, but the change has come so suddenly that I am yet dazed.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
Even as I stood, staring, dazed like a drunken man, a flame shot up amid the piled-up mass of splintered wood.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
The other child seemed dazed by the excitement of the speakers, and only half understood what had been going on.
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
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In poetry:

What more befell I cannot say;
By ruby glint and emerald gleam
My sense was dazed; the garden lay
Around me like an opal dream!
"The Assault (Amazilia cerviniventris)" by Maurice Thompson
My brain grew dazed with horror,
And my heart was wrung with pain;
Some barks were dashed on a rock-bound coast.
They could not return again.
"Retrospect" by Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard
Who left you dazed, bewildered, on a day
That echoed wild huzzas, and roar of guns
That drowned the farewell words you tried to say
To incoherent ones;--
"The Silent Victors" by James Whitcomb Riley
Then knew each rapt inebriate
A winged and glorious birth,
Soared upward, with strange joy elate,
Beat, with dazed head, Varuna's gate,
And, sobered, sank to earth.
"The Brewing Of Soma" by John Greenleaf Whittier
As with the sudden shock of joy amazed,
He might a motionless sweet moment stand,
So doth that mortal lover, silent, dazed,
For hope had died and loss was near at hand.
"On A Picture" by Jean Ingelow
Did I swoop, were Heaven amazed?
With my beak I strike but once;
Out there leap a million suns.
Through the universe that blazed
Screams theit light, and death is dazed.
"The Hawk and the Babe" by Aleister Crowley

In news:

If you did not qualify for the Rock Daze Giveaway keep listening to 103.5 WIMZ for more great contests coming up soon.
To all the wonderful people of Corcoran who helped make Corcoran Country Daze so special.
We took our grandchildren to Country Daze and what a wonderful time we all had.
Prolific laptop wizard Teen Daze is back with more dreamy electronics, and this time he's teaming up with fellow stargazer Frankie Rose.
It's time for the annual Poole Harvest Daze Festival coming up this weekend in downtown Poole, and the public is invited.
A-list Hawaii from Daze At Sea.
Surrounded by microphones and recorders, Penn State defensive coordinator Ted Roof stared into the distance as if in a daze.
Final daze of 'pot tourism.
Slow down and avoid the holiday daze.
Dazed, But Not So Strange.
"Like dazed survivors in a ravaged city, America's conservatives are wailing and beating their collective breasts," opines the Economist's "Lexington" columnist.
Q-School Daze: Hank Kuehne stumbles on road to final stage.
Coronado Brewing Co.'s Hoppy Daze is a winning blend of two beer styles, the Belgian golden ale and India Pale Ale, the latter in its hop-forward West Coast rendition.
Letters to the Editor Steve Finefrock "Wrong and rotten" — the catchiest description of Bill Maher, reaching back to his days of daze on ABC's "Politically Incorrect" as coined by Salem Radio host Hugh Hewitt.
Nikki Corvette, The Dazes, Wild Weekend at Mr T's Bowl.
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In science:

We may be rushing, primarily dazed by past successes of our mathematical panoply, to give intricate and complex mathematical answers to simple, yet profound, physical questions that have not been well posed, or even asked(!), yet.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
In a haze! Where am I going? In a daze! Where shal l I arrive? With the myriad things before me, None wil l serve as final destination.
Toward Understanding CMB Anisotropies and Their Implications
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