Definition of haze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//heɪz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//heɪz//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] air that is difficult to see through because it contains very small drops of water, especially caused by hot weather a heat haze
  2. 2[singular] air containing something that makes it difficult to see through it a haze of smoke/dust/steam
  3. 3[singular] a mental state in which your thoughts, feelings, etc. are not clear an alcoholic haze a haze of pain
  4. Word Originnoun early 18th cent. (originally denoting fog or hoar frost): probably a back-formation from hazy.Extra examples He watched the world through a haze of tobacco smoke. In the evenings a blue haze hung in the valleys. Meetings are always conducted in a haze of cigarette smoke. The locomotive was surrounded by a haze of smoke. The sun now had a faint golden haze around it. a thick haze of smoke The plain stretched for miles until it became lost in blue haze.
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