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doze

verb \ ˈdōz \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of doze

dozed; dozing
intransitive verb
1 a : to sleep lightly
b : to fall into a light sleep usually used with off
2 : to be in a dull or stupefied condition
transitive verb
: to pass (time) drowsily

doze

noun

dozer

noun

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Origin and Etymology of doze

perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse dūsa to doze


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doze

verb

Definition of doze

dozed; dozing
transitive verb
: bulldoze 2

dozer

noun

Recent Examples of doze from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of doze

probably back-formation from dozer (bulldozer)

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DOZE Defined for Kids

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doze

verb \ ˈdōz \

Definition of doze for Students

dozed; dozing
: to sleep lightly
  • The baby soon fell asleep and Shlemiel dozed too, still rocking the cradle with his foot.
  • —Isaac Bashevis Singer, Zlateh the Goat
doze off
: to fall asleep
  • I dozed off on the couch.

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doze

noun

Definition of doze for Students

: a light sleep


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