- 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.]
- A state of confusion, uncertainty, or vagueness of thought or perception; as, after the explosion, people were wandering around in a haze .
Etymology: Cf. Icel. höss gray; akin to AS. hasu heasu, gray; or Armor. aézen ézen, warm vapor, exhalation, zephyr