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daze


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daze  \Daze\  (d[=a]z),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dazed}  (d[=a]zd);  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dazing}.]  [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  dw[=ae]s,  dysig,  stupid.  [root]71.  Cf 
  {Dizzy},  {Doze}.] 
  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. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Such  souls,  Whose  sudden  visitations  daze  the  world. 
  --Sir  H. 
  Taylor. 
 
  He  comes  out  of  the  room  in  a  dazed  state,  that  is  an 
  odd  though  a  sufficient  substitute  for  interest. 
  --Dickens. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daze  \Daze\,  n. 
  1.  The  state  of  being  dazed;  as  he  was  in  a  daze.  [Colloq.] 
 
  2.  (Mining)  A  glittering  stone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  daze 
  n  1:  a  sudden  state  of  violent  emotional  disturbance;  "the  shock 
  of  his  mother's  death"  [syn:  {shock},  {stupor}] 
  2:  confusion  characterized  by  lack  of  clarity  [syn:  {fog},  {haze}] 
  v  1:  to  cause  someone  to  lose  clear  vision,  esp.  from  intense 
  light;  "She  was  dazzled  by  the  bright  headlights"  [syn: 
  {dazzle},  {bedazzle}] 
  2:  overcome  esp.  with  astonishment  or  disbelief;  "The  news 
  stunned  her"  [syn:  {stun},  {bedaze}] 




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