Meaning of “haze” in the English Dictionary

"haze" in British English

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hazenoun [ C or U ]

uk /heɪz/ us /heɪz/

something such as heat or smoke in the air that makes it less clear, so that it is difficult to see well:

The road through the desert shimmered in the haze.
I saw her through a haze of cigarette smoke.

hazeverb

uk /heɪz/ us /heɪz/

(Definition of “haze” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"haze" in American English

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hazenoun [ C/U ]

us /heɪz/

haze noun [ C/U ] (FOG)

fog caused by water, smoke, or dust, or an effect of heat that prevents things being seen clearly:

[ C ] A brownish haze hung over the field.

hazeverb [ T ]

us /heɪz/

haze verb [ T ] (TEST)

to force people new to a group, esp. a sports team or college social group, to take part in activities that are silly, embarrassing, and sometimes harmful in order to be accepted as a member

hazing
noun [ U ] us /ˈheɪ·zɪŋ/

Ten fraternity members had their heads shaved during hazing last week.

(Definition of “haze” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)