daze
transitive verb (dazed; dazing) Etymology: Middle English dasen, from Old Norse *dasa; akin to Old Norse dasask to become exhausted Date: 14th century 1. to stupefy especially by a blow ; stun 2. to dazzle with light • daze noundazedly adverbdazedness noun

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  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Daze — may refer to: Daze, Burkina Faso, a village in Tenkodogo Department, Boulgou, Burkina Faso Daze (Eurodance band), a Eurodance band Daze (comics), a fictional character who appeared in Marvel Comics MC2 series J2 This disambiguation page lists… …   Wikipedia

  • Daze — Daze, n. 1. The state of being dazed; as, he was in a daze. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Mining) A glittering stone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • daze — [deız] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: dazed] in a daze feeling confused and not able to think clearly ▪ She wandered round in a daze, not quite sure what to do …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • daze — vb Daze, stun, bemuse, stupefy, benumb, paralyze, petrify all mean to dull or deaden the powers of the mind through some disturbing experience or influence. Daze may imply any of numerous causes (as a blow on the head, an excess of light, or a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • daze — [ deız ] noun in a daze unable to think clearly or understand what is happening because you are surprised, upset, tired, or have been hit on the head …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Dazé — Porté au Québec, le nom s est écrit autrefois D Hazé, Dasay, Daze et Dazey. Le premier porteur du nom au Québec venait de Loudun (Vienne). Il désigne celui qui est originaire d Azay ou Azé, nom de nombreuses communes françaises. Signification du… …   Noms de famille

  • daze — [n] confusion befuddlement, bewilderment, distraction, gauze, glaze, haze, lala land*, maze, muddledness, nadaville*, narcosis, shock, stupefaction, stupor, trance; concept 410 Ant. expectation, understanding daze [v] confuse, shock addle, amaze …   New thesaurus

  • daze — index confuse (bewilder), discompose, disorganize, muddle, obfuscate, overcome (overwhelm), overwhelm …   Law dictionary

  • daze — (v.) early 14c., dasen, perhaps from O.N. *dasa (Cf. dasask to become weary, with reflexive suffix sk). Or perhaps from M.Du. dasen act silly. Perhaps originally to make weary with cold, which is the sense of Icelandic dasask (from the O.N. word) …   Etymology dictionary

  • daze — ► VERB ▪ cause to feel stunned or bewildered. ► NOUN ▪ a state of stunned confusion or bewilderment. DERIVATIVES dazedly adverb. ORIGIN from Old Norse, weary …   English terms dictionary

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