What does the word daze mean?

Usage examples for daze

  1. " Come on," Fred cried, as he aroused from the daze caused by the startling intelligence. – Down the Slope by James Otis
  2. All this John did not see, for he sat in a half- daze minding the scene about him; the delicate beauty of the hall, the faint perfume, the moving myriad of men, the rich clothing and low hum of talking seemed all a part of a world so different from his, so strangely more beautiful than anything he had known, that he sat in dreamland, and started when, after a hush, rose high and clear the music of Lohengrin's swan. – The Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois
  3. For a few moments he looked at the struggling mass of feathers in a daze, not quite comprehending that at last food was almost within his reach. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood