• WordNet 3.6
    • v haze harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
    • v haze become hazy, dull, or cloudy
    • n haze confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    • n haze atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Haze A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception; as, after the explosion, people were wandering around in a haze .
    • Haze Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness. "O'er the sky
      The silvery haze of summer drawn."
      "Above the world's uncertain haze ."
    • v. i Haze To be hazy, or thick with haze.
    • Haze To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
    • Haze To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students, as an initiation rite into a fraternity or other group; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n haze The aggregation of a countless multitude of extremely minute and even ultra-microscopic particles in the air, individually invisible, but producing in the aggregate an opaqueness of the atmosphere. Unlike fog, haze is commonly observed when the lower air is in a state of unusual dryness, sometimes appearing in horizontal strata at an average altitude of about 1,500 feet, and again often diffused through the air up to a much greater height and having no definite locus. In the common form that occurs when the upper air is in a state of incipient cloudiness, the particles are very minute droplets of water with or without an admixture of smoke or dust; in other cases, the particles consist of organic or inorganic matter carried to high altitudes by convertive and other ascending currents. The former has been termed water-haze, and usually appears gray or bluish in reflected light, and yellow, orange, or red in transmitted light; the latter is called dust-haze, and may be distinguished by its buff tint.
    • haze To drizzle.
    • haze To be or become foggy or hazy.
    • haze To harass with labor; punish with unnecessary work, as a seaman.
    • haze To play mischievous or abusive tricks on; try the pluck or temper of, especially by physical persecution, as lower-class students in a college or new-comers in an establishment of any kind.
    • haze To frolic; lark.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Haze hāz vapour which renders the air thick: obscurity
    • v.i Haze to form a haze
    • v.t Haze hāz to vex with needless tasks: to play tricks upon, to bully
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  • Antoine Rivarol
    “It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Icel. höss, gray; akin to AS. hasu, heasu, gray; or Armor. aézen, ézen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. haser, to annoy.


In literature:

The red haze and utter lack of breeze added a deceptive appearance of sultry heat.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
The sea without a ripple, and a heat haze hangs over all.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
I am willing to acknowledge that I intended to join with the rest of the fellows in hazing Mr.
"Dikes and Ditches" by Oliver Optic
They were going to haze us, or rather Gus here, Doctor.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Along the line, little spurts of flame; a thin haze rises from the muzzles and at once disappears.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
When creeping through a belt of haze they came into sight of several blurrs of grayish white that swung with the dim, green swell.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
There was no sea breeze next morning and the sun shone through a yellow haze that seemed to intensify the heat.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
It intimated a bit of hazing, but hazing of a quality that the faculty could only wink at.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
After a while a rider appeared out of the starlit haze of the plains below them.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Some he's going to put at Triangle B, some at Diamond X and some he's going to haze over to us.
"The Boy Ranchers in Camp" by Willard F. Baker
Murphy, arriving in the lead, scanned the haze which hung along the living moss.
"A Young Man in a Hurry" by Robert W. Chambers
A violet haze enveloped the purple mountains, and in the crotch of the hills swam a lake of indigo.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
Yesterday he had observed a smoky haze spreading slowly northward on the lightest of breezes; and it was coming across the Reservation.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
At length, however, a dim mass crept out of the white haze ahead, and a moment later a man laid hold of her.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
And in the distance was a shadowy purple island, all indistinct in the golden haze around it.
"Little Folks (November 1884)" by Various
And the horses' legs knotted in a haze of ropes strung over the road!
"Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905" by Various
However, the sun's rays were obscured under a thick haze and had been all day.
"Daisy" by Elizabeth Wetherell
In the dark southern sky a luminous haze hung.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
For an instant he was dizzy, and for an instant he saw the room through a vivid blue haze.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
The purple shadows of the mountain twilight were, with a soft and tender haze, tinting the splendid peak above them.
"The Plunderer" by Roy Norton

In poetry:

The pale jessamines have felt
The large passion of her gaze;
See! they part--their glories melt
Round her in a starry haze.
"Serenade" by Madison Julius Cawein
Trembler! a month is past, and thou
Wert singing on the thorn,
And shaking dew-drops from the bough
In the golden haze of morn!
"To A Storm-Staid Bird" by Thomas Stoddart
But the Capting's gaze was over the haze
And never a word spoke he,
And never a speech and never a screech,
And never a word to me.
"What Ho! She Blows!" by Wallace Irwin
A glory was on the silent sea,
And mainland and island too,
Till a haze came over the lowland lea,
And shrouded that beautiful blue.
"Musings" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I watched her, with a tearful gaze,
Rise slowly o'er the hill,
While through the dim horizon's haze
Her light gleamed faint and chill.
"Fluctuations" by Anne Bronte
Still had reel'd the yellow haze:
Still had puls'd the sun pierc'd sod
Still had throbb'd the vine clad days:
To the pulses of their God.
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Oh what a beautiful morning, there's a bright purple haze in the garden.
Governor Matt Mead told the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that Wyoming should have primacy in regulating regional haze.
Omega Psi Phi hazing incident under investigation at University of Virginia.
The new production from New Paradise Laboratories, called 27, begins and ends in huge shots of haze expelled onto the stage.
And it's pretty much haze all through, even without the industrial-strength mist maker.
Conflicted Desires, Refracted in Amber Haze.
Ralph Woodson's Purple Haze comes to the Crown Room on Saturday.
Felix Ramos is accused of hazing female reserve deputies, according to Constable Daniel Marichalar.
EKU rugby team to appeal suspension over hazing.
Haze Feel Me Haze EP.
"I'm in a haze," says the 23-year-old singer, one half of the British synth-pop duo La Roux , as she heads to a London DJ gig in a cab in late February.
Do you consider this to be hazing.
My name is Bill Longua of the United States Professional Tennis Association and the tennis director and head tennis pro at Palm Island Resort in Cape Haze.
Submarine hazing centered on homosexuality.
If a similarly distant cloud of gas shows the same chemical signatures, then both are likely part of the intergalactic haze.

In science:

Lee et al. (2012) for instance are invalidated by the contribution of haze or clouds.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
Atmosphere structure models can add haze/clouds opacities to the radiative transfer terms and study the consequences on the observable signatures, such as phase curve, photosphere temperature and wind speed.
The prevalence of dust on the exoplanet HD 189733b from Hubble and Spitzer observations
The haze above the disk indicates the outflow from the accretion disk. A slow component of the outflow condenses onto the CB disk and feeds it.
Disks surrounding Cataclysmic Binaries
Hours with optical depths above 0.1 (dashed lines) are characterized by strong haze, and are cut from the FD analysis.
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
The distributions are asymmetric, with long tails extending from the relatively clear conditions (τa (3 km) < 0.04) characteristic of most hours to periods of significant haze (τa (3 km) > 0.1).
A Study of the Effect of Molecular and Aerosol Conditions in the Atmosphere on Air Fluorescence Measurements at the Pierre Auger Observatory
WMAP haze concerning the constraints of anomalous magnetic moment of leptons.
WIMPless dark matter and the excess gamma rays from the Galactic center
This emission more likely comes from inverse Compton scattering of a hard population of cosmic ray electrons, and may have the same origin as the microwave haze seen in WMAP data (Dobler & Finkbeiner 2008).
Search for high energy {\gamma}-ray emission from galaxies of the Local Group with Fermi/LAT
Laser light scattered by the ocean water creates a haze of light visible by the camera, but the laser light that reaches the sea floor creates a well-defined spot that is also detected by the camera.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
The brightness distribution of the Purple Haze changed drastically during the 2003.5 spectroscopic event, with the excess UV emission seen at the east of η Carinae before the event and at the west, afterwards.
Wind-wind collision in the eta Carinae binary system - III. The HeII 4686 line profile
Each HiRes site was on a hill, above the bulk of most of the aerosol haze in the atmosphere. The two sites gathered data independently and the data was analyzed in either monocular or stereo mode. This detector had smaller phototubes resulting in a pixel size of 1 degree by 1 degree on the sky.
Highest Energy Cosmic Rays and results from the HiRes Experiment
Transmission spectroscopy has revealed muted atomic and molecular features in some sources (e.g., Charbonneau et al. 2002; Pont et al. 2008) which, like the H2O bands in L dwarf spectra, may be attributable to obscuring condensate (haze) opacity.
Cloud Formation and Dynamics in Cool Dwarf and Hot Exoplanetary Atmospheres
On the other hand, Fortney (2005) have proposed that the slant angle observations that characterize transit spectroscopy can result in a 1-2 order of magnitude increase in condensate and haze optical depth, allowing a thin condensate layer with little effect on re flectance to absorb strongly in transmission.
Cloud Formation and Dynamics in Cool Dwarf and Hot Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Using the ‘Advanced Camera for Surveys’ onboard the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), Pont et al. (2008) detected atmospheric haze, which is interpreted as Mie scattering by small particles (Lecavelier des Etangs et al. 2008a).
GMRT search for 150 MHz radio emission from the transiting extrasolar planets HD189733b and HD209458b
Not only were such elevated places cooler, but they offered clear skies comparatively free from the haze and dust of lower lying regions.
John Ellard Gore: of immensity and minuteness
The recent uncovering of the Fermi Bubbles/haze in the Fermi γ -ray data has generated theoretical work to explain such a signal of hard γ -rays in combination with the WMAP haze signal.
Searching for the High Energy Neutrino counterpart of the Fermi Bubbles signal or from Dark Matter annihilation