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  1. Very fine solid particles (smoke, dust) or liquid droplets (moisture) suspended in the air, slightly limiting visibility.
    • 1772 December, James Cook, wikisource:A_Voyage_Towards_the_South_pole_and_Around_the_World, A_Voyage_Towards_the_South_pole_and_Around_the_World, vol. 1 ch. 2:
      Our hopes, however, soon vanished; for before eight o'clock, the serenity of the sky was changed into a thick , accompanied with rain.
    • 1895, H.G. Wells, wikisource:The Cone, The Cone:
      A blue , half dust, half mist, touched the long valley with mystery.
      1. The degree of cloudiness or turbidity in a clear glass or plastic, measured in percent.
    • 1998, Leonard I. Nass and Charles A. Heiberger, Encyclopedia of PVC, ISBN 0824778227, page 318:
      Haze is listed as a percent value and, typically, is about 1% for meat film.
      1. (brewing, countable) Any substance causing turbidity in beer or wine.
    • 1985, Philip Jackisch, Modern Winemaking, ISBN 0801414555, page 69:
      Various clarifying and fining agents are used in winemaking to remove hazes.
      1. Mental confusion; the state of being in a haze.
    • 2000, Daphné Du Maurier, The Scapegoat, ISBN 081221725X, page 218:
      In my of alcohol, I thought for one crazy instant that he had plumbed my secret.
  • German: Dunst
  • Spanish: bruma
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, degree of cloudiness in a glass or plastic)
verb (hazes, hazing, hazed)
  1. To perform an unpleasant initiation ritual upon a usually non-consenting individual, especially freshmen to a closed community such as a college or military unit.

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