Search Result for "daze":
1. the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally;
- Example: "his mother's death left him in a daze"
- Example: "he was numb with shock"
[syn: daze, shock, stupor]
2. confusion characterized by lack of clarity;
[syn: daze, fog, haze]
1. to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light;
- Example: "She was dazzled by the bright headlights"
[syn: dazzle, bedazzle, daze]
2. overcome as with astonishment or disbelief;
- Example: "The news stunned her"
[syn: stun, bedaze, daze]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. [1913 Webster] While flashing beams do daze his feeble eyen. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] Such souls, Whose sudden visitations daze the world. --Sir H. Taylor. [1913 Webster] He comes out of the room in a dazed state, that is an odd though a sufficient substitute for interest. --Dickens. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
daze n 1: the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally; "his mother's death left him in a daze"; "he was numb with shock" [syn: daze, shock, stupor] 2: confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: daze, fog, haze] v 1: to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light; "She was dazzled by the bright headlights" [syn: dazzle, bedazzle, daze] 2: overcome as with astonishment or disbelief; "The news stunned her" [syn: stun, bedaze, daze]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
202 Moby Thesaurus words for "daze": addle, addle the wits, amaze, amazed, amnesia, astonish, astonished, astound, astounded, awe, awestrike, baffle, baffled, ball up, bamboozle, bandage, be bright, beacon, beam, beat, becloud, bedaze, bedazzle, bedazzled, befuddle, befuddled, befuddlement, bemuse, bemused, benight, benumb, bewilder, bewildered, bewilderment, blaze, blind, blind the eyes, blindfold, boggle, bother, botheration, bowl down, bowl over, buffalo, bug, burn, catalepsy, cataplexy, catatonic stupor, chaos, cloud, confound, confuse, confused, confusion, darken, daydreaming, dazzle, dazzled, deprive of sight, diffuse light, dim, discombobulate, discombobulation, discomfit, discomfiture, discompose, discomposure, disconcert, disconcertion, disorder, disorganization, disorganize, disorient, disorientation, disoriented, distract, disturb, disturbance, dizzy, dream state, dumbfound, dumbfounder, eclipse, embarrass, embarrassment, entangle, excecate, flabbergast, flabbergasted, flame, flare, flash, floor, floored, flummox, flurry, fluster, flustered, flutter, fog, frenzy, fuddle, fuddlement, fugue, fugue state, fulgurate, fuss, get, give light, glance, glare, gleam, glint, glow, gouge, haze, hoodwink, hypnotic trance, in a daze, in a trance, incandesce, jumble, keep in suspense, lick, luster, make blind, maze, mess, mist, mix up, moider, muddle, muddleheadedness, muddlement, mystified, mystify, nonplus, nonplussed, obscure, overcome, overpower, overpowered, overwhelm, paralyze, perplex, perplexed, perplexity, perturb, perturbation, petrify, pother, pucker, put out, puzzle, puzzled, radiate, raise hell, rattle, reverie, rock, ruffle, send out rays, shine, shine brightly, shock, shocked, shoot, shoot out rays, shuffle, sleepwalking, snow-blind, somnambulism, spin, stagger, staggered, startle, startled, stew, stick, strike blind, strike dead, strike dumb, strike with wonder, stump, stun, stunned, stupefied, stupefy, stupor, surprise, surprised, sweat, swivet, throw, throw into confusion, tizzy, trance, unsettle, unsettlement, upset, whirl