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Haze Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    haze n
  1. atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  2. confusion characterized by lack of clarity [syn: daze, fog] v
  3. become hazy, dull, or cloudy
  4. harass by imposing humiliating or painful tasks, as in military institutions
Haze Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Haze \Haze\, n. [Cf. Icel. h["o]ss gray; akin to AS. hasu, heasu, gray; or Armor. a['e]zen, ['e]zen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr.] Light vapor or smoke in the air which more or less impedes vision, with little or no dampness; a lack of transparency in the air; hence, figuratively, obscurity; dimness. O'er the sky The silvery haze of summer drawn. --Tennyson. Above the world's uncertain haze. --Keble.
Haze Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Haze \Haze\, v. i. To be hazy, or tick with haze. --Ray.
Haze Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Haze \Haze\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hazed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hazing.] [Also haze.] [Cf. Sw. haza to hamstring, fr. has hough, OD. h[ae]ssen ham.]
  1. To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
  2. To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Haze'

Haze is traditionally an atmospheric phenomenon where dust, smoke and other dry particles obscure the clarity of the sky. The World Meteorological Organization manual of codes includes a classification of horizontal obscuration into categories of fog, ice fog, steam fog, mist, haze, smoke, volcanic ash, dust, sand and snow. Sources for haze particles include farming (ploughing in dry weather), traffic, industry, and wildfires.

Seen from afar (e.g. approaching airplane) and depending upon the direction of view with respect to the sun, haze may appear brownish or bluish, while mist tends to be bluish-grey. Whereas haze often is thought of as a phenomenon of dry air, mist formation is a phenomenon of humid air. However, haze particles may act as condensation nuclei for the subsequent formation of mist droplets; such forms of haze are known as "wet haze."

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* We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. - Woodrow Wilson

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  • 'Secure Haze' Messaging App More Haze Than Secure
    It's no secret that messaging app WhatsApp, despite its popularity, has some serious security issues. Now yet another WhatsApp challenger has appeared: Secure Haze, a messaging, voice and video-calling app for iOS, Android, PC and Mac that claims its security and encryption chops put it a head above the competition. Secure Haze is free to download, but to actu Read more on this news related to 'Haze'
  • Heartbreak for family as vintage pram is stolen
    Lauren Haze, with her children, Caleb, 10; Deacon, 5; and seven-month-old Pippa. Lauren's distinctive car was stolen, along with a vintage pram and the children's toys which were inside. Read more on this news related to 'Haze'
  • Hear Angel Haze Surf Over Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love'
    Angel Haze has never been one to shy away from making a hit song her own, previously reworking Kanye West's "New Slaves," Miley Cyrus' Read more on this news related to 'Haze'

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