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Meaning of DOZE

Pronunciation:  dowz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a light fitful sleep
  2. [v]  sleep lightly or for a short period of time

DOZE is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drowse, drowse, snooze
 See Also: catch a wink, catnap, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nap, nod off, sleeping



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Doze\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dozed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Dozing}.] [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf. Icel. d?sa to
    doze, Dan. d["o]se to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, d["o]s
    dullness, drowsiness, d["o]sig drowsy, AS. dw?s dull, stupid,
    foolish. ???. Cf. {Dizzy}.]
    To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied
    condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.
          If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler
          waked him.                               --L'Estrange.
  2. \Doze\, v. t.
    1. To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's
    2. To make dull; to stupefy. [Obs.]
             I was an hour . . . in casting up about twenty sums,
             being dozed with much work.           --Pepys.
             They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
  3. \Doze\, n.
    A light sleep; a drowse. --Tennyson.
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