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DAZE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does daze mean? 

DAZE (noun)
  The noun DAZE has 2 senses:

1. the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
2. confusion characterized by lack of clarity

  Familiarity information: DAZE used as a noun is rare.


DAZE (verb)
  The verb DAZE has 2 senses:

1. to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
2. overcome as with astonishment or disbelief

  Familiarity information: DAZE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAZE (noun)


Sense 1daze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

daze; shock; stupor

Context examples:

his mother's death left him in a daze / he was numb with shock

Hypernyms ("daze" is a kind of...):

stupefaction (a feeling of stupefied astonishment)


Sense 2daze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Confusion characterized by lack of clarity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

daze; haze; fog

Hypernyms ("daze" is a kind of...):

confusedness; confusion; disarray; mental confusion; muddiness (a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior)


DAZE (verb)


Sense 1daze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

bedazzle; daze; dazzle

Context example:

She was dazzled by the bright headlights

Hypernyms (to "daze" is one way to...):

blind (render unable to see)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2daze [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Overcome as with astonishment or disbelief

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

bedaze; daze; stun

Context example:

The news stunned her

Hypernyms (to "daze" is one way to...):

desensitise; desensitize (cause not to be sensitive)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will daze him
The performance is likely to daze Sue


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