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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The fields and woods were bathed in golden light overlaid with a blue haze of heat.
▪ Hicks brushed aside the blue haze of his cigar and felt suddenly that he was trying to dispel more than cigar smoke.
▪ Of sand, surf and sea stretching for mile after mile after mile into the blue haze.
▪ But by this time the Captain had grown used to living in a blue haze.
▪ It stretched for miles and became lost in blue haze and mirage lakes.
▪ The trees of the Dean on the distant bank were taking on a blue haze in the glorious afternoon sun.
▪ Beth thought it was something to do with the heat haze but I know a centaur when I see one.
▪ Lionesses organizing themselves around a herd of food; yellow eyes, long grass, heat haze.
▪ He was vaguely aware of another figure but the slant of the heat haze made him unsure.
▪ The family is in a haze of shock and grief.
▪ But by this time the Captain had grown used to living in a blue haze.
▪ During the tight formation take-off his eyes were on Stefan and the Spitfire as they climbed to get on top of the haze.
▪ In the morning it looks like a smoky haze is hanging over the hills.
▪ Little orange fires flickered, and gray shapes moved among the dull-green helicopters in the morning haze.
▪ Of sand, surf and sea stretching for mile after mile after mile into the blue haze.
▪ Squinting through the haze, Sam tried to place him.
▪ There was a flash through the haze of dust as Ford knelt to fire the train.
▪ And his meanings were hazed in a golden future.
▪ But it was all hazed over in endless mists of blue.
▪ Censers burned, further hazing the air.
▪ He was the third University of Texas student in nine years to die under suspicions of hazing.
▪ There was a garden hazed over by sunlight and held in by a dome.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Haze \Haze\, v. i. To be hazy, or thick with haze.


Haze \Haze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hazed (h[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. Hazing.] [Also hase.] [Cf. Sw. haza to hamstring, fr. has hough, OD. h[ae]ssen ham.]

  1. To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.

  2. 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.


Haze \Haze\ (h[=a]z), n. [Cf. Icel. h["o]ss gray; akin to AS. hasu, heasu, gray; or Armor. a['e]zen, ['e]zen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr.]

  1. 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.

  2. A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception; as, after the explosion, people were wandering around in a haze.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"subject to cruel horseplay," 1850, American English student slang, from earlier nautical sense of "punish by keeping at unpleasant and unnecessary hard work" (1840), perhaps from hawze "terrify, frighten, confound" (1670s), from Middle French haser "irritate, annoy" (mid-15c.), of unknown origin. Related: Hazed; hazing.\n\nAll hands were called to "come up and see it rain," and kept on deck hour after hour in a drenching rain, standing round the deck so far apart as to prevent our talking with one another, with our tarpaulins and oil-cloth jackets on, picking old rope to pieces or laying up gaskets and robands. This was often done, too, when we were lying in port with two anchors down, and no necessity for more than one man on deck as a look-out. This is what is called "hazing" a crew, and "working their old iron up."

[Dana, "Two Years before the Mast," 1842]


1706, probably a back-formation of hazy. Sense of "confusion, vagueness" is 1797. The English differentiation of haze, mist, fog (and other dialectal words) is unmatched in other tongues, where the same word generally covers all three and often "cloud" as well, and this may be seen as an effect of the English climate on the language.


Etymology 1 n. (context uncountable English) Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility. vb. To be hazy, or thick with haze. Etymology 2

vb. 1 (context US informal English) 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.

  1. n. atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility

  2. confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: daze, fog]

  1. v. become hazy, dull, or cloudy

  2. harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions

Haze (band)

Haze (1978–1988, 1998–present) are an English progressive rock band from Sheffield, England, mainly active in England in the 1980s.

Haze (2005 film)

is a 2005 Japanese thriller/ horror film written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto who also stars in the movie. After appearances at several international festivals in 2005, the film debuted theatrically in Japan on March 4, 2006. Two versions of the film exist: the original release, a short 25 minute version; and what Director Tsukamoto entitled the "Long Version", which runs 49 minutes.


Haze is traditionally an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. The World Meteorological Organization manual of codes includes a classification of horizontal obscuration into categories of fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, haze, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand and snow. Sources for haze particles include farming (ploughing in dry weather), traffic, industry, and wildfires.

Seen from afar (e.g. approaching airplane) and depending upon the direction of view with respect to the sun, haze may appear brownish or bluish, while mist tends to be bluish-grey. Whereas haze often is thought of as a phenomenon of dry air, mist formation is a phenomenon of humid air. However, haze particles may act as condensation nuclei for the subsequent formation of mist droplets; such forms of haze are known as "wet haze."

The term "haze", in meteorological literature, generally is used to denote visibility-reducing aerosols of the wet type. Such aerosols commonly arise from complex chemical reactions that occur as sulfur dioxide gases emitted during combustion are converted into small droplets of sulphuric acid. The reactions are enhanced in the presence of sunlight, high relative humidity, and stagnant air flow. A small component of wet haze aerosols appear to be derived from compounds released by trees, such as terpenes. For all these reasons, wet haze tends to be primarily a warm-season phenomenon. Large areas of haze covering many thousands of kilometers may be produced under favorable conditions each summer.

Haze (video game)

Haze is a first-person shooter video game developed by Free Radical Design and published by Ubisoft for the PlayStation 3. It was released worldwide in May 2008. Releases for Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows were canceled.

The game takes place in a dystopian future, where the Mantel Corporation rule the world with a drug called Nova-Keto-Thyrazine - also called Nectar, a " nutritional supplement" that enables soldiers to fight harder and smarter, but also induces a hallucinogenic effect, where soldiers are no longer cognizant of the real battlefield around them, instead viewing an idyllic, painless environment.

The game takes place over a three-day period as Mantel battles a group of rebels known as "The Promise Hand" which is led by Gabriel "Skin Coat" Merino, with the player assuming the role of Shane Carpenter, a 25-year-old Mantel soldier. After Carpenter witnesses the effect Nectar is having on his fellow soldiers, and after a twist in the storyline Shane then turns rogue and teams up with The Promise Hand to take on Mantel.

Haze (disambiguation)

Haze may refer to:

  • Haze, atmospheric condition
  • Haze machine, device used in the entertainment industry to simulate the atmospheric condition
  • Turbidity (or haze), the cloudiness of a fluid or transparent solids, such as glass or plastic, as measured by the percentage of light that is deflected or attenuated
  • Visual appearance (optics, visual perception), scattering of light out of the regular direction during reflection or transmission
  • Corneal opacification (known as haze), central corneal opacification is a diagnostic "danger sign" in red eye (medicine)
  • Hazing, a practice of harassment and initiation

Haze may also refer to:

Haze (song)

"Haze" is a song by American rock band Korn, written and recorded for the Ubisoft video game Haze. It was released as a digital single in the US on April 22, 2008. The game itself was released in May 2008 for the PlayStation 3. Korn posted a blog entry on April 23, 2008 stating that those who purchased their untitled album would be able to download "Haze" as a free VBR-quality MP3 by visiting a certain website. "Haze" was featured as a bonus track on the Enhanced Edition and the Australian re-release of the Untitled album.

Haze (2010 film)

Haze is a 2010 Turkish drama film, directed by Tayfun Pirselimoğlu, starring Ruhi Sarı as a withdrawn young man who gets caught up with a shadowy criminal plot. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on , premiered at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival (February 11–21, 2010).

Usage examples of "haze".

According to his suit sensors, the spaces between the interlocking struts contained a thin molecular haze from the slowly ablating metal.

Looking at it rising across the valley, the straight high walls and towers adazzle in the blinding light, it seemed less a city than an enormous jewel: a monstrous ornament carved of whitest ivory and nestled against the black surrounding mountains, or a colossal milk-coloured moonstone set upon the dusty green of the valley to shimmer gently in the heat haze of a blistering summer day.

And setting their course towards it the Edain came at last over leagues of sea and saw afar the land that was prepared for them, Andor, the Land of Gift, shimmering in a golden haze.

Over all this the Spanish sun hesitated, would not rise until forced by expectant activity, then with a great red flush it appeared from the haze beyond the Atocha station.

The peninsulas sprouted grasping tendrils, thigh-thick at the trunk but narrowing to the dimensions of plant fronds, and then narrowing further, bifurcating into lacy, fernlike hazes of awesome complexity.

Their pursuer was barreling through the haze of bomblets, but the data was degrading as the other car fell farther behind.

He barely slowed the procession as he appeared, falling in beside Bunion, moving forward through the haze in an almost birdlike manner, quick and restless.

From the rude loophole of a window that projected from the old Cunzie Neuk, the crippled laddie could see only the shadowy tombs and the long gray wall of the two kirks, through the sunny haze.

They sat down on the hard sand under the cliff at Cush and watched the waves breaking softly and the haze on the horizon and the mild sky.

But along toward the middle of the afternoon Dade became so interested that he forgot all about Taggart, and was only reminded of him when looking up momentarily he saw Calumet sitting on a pile of timber near the ranchhouse, leaning lazily forward, his elbows resting on his knees, his chin on his hands, gazing speculatively into the afternoon haze.

Time disappeared under a dim haze of loss, until Dari touched her arm.

In Hyde Park the grass was parched and dewless under a sky whose stars were veiled by the heat and dust haze.

From outside, a smoky haze obscured details, but Dex could see the ominous shapes form as they strode closer.

The candles threw a soft yellow haze over the four-poster bed with its green velvet duvet, the mounds of pillows, forest-green, crimson, saffron yellow.

It was like a glass flower opening, and Haze knew it was the alien, the psychic energy and the ectoplasm as they truly were in their own universe, combined, immense, beautiful, grateful.