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From Middle English *dosen, from Old Norse dúsa (“to doze, rest, remain quiet”), from Proto-Germanic *dusēną (“to be dizzy”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewes-, *dʰews- (“to fly, whirl”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to fly, shake, reek, steam, smolder”). Cognate with German Low German dösen (“to doze”), German dösen (“to doze”), Icelandic dúsa (“to doze”), Swedish dialectal dusa (“to doze, slumber”), Danish døse (“to doze”), Old English dysiġ (“foolish, stupid”), Scots dosnit (“stunned, stupefied”), Icelandic dúra (“to nap, slumber”), also compare Dutch doezelen (“to doze”). More at dizzy.
- (intransitive) To sleep lightly or briefly; to nap.
- I didn’t sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.
- If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.
- (transitive) To make dull; to stupefy.
- Samuel Pepys
- I was an hour […] in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.
- They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
- Samuel Pepys
- (intransitive, slang) To bulldoze.
- (sleep lightly): slumber
doze (plural dozes)
- (countable) a light, short sleep or nap
- I felt much better after a short doze.
- See Wikisaurus:sleep
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| Cardinal : doze
Ordinal : décimo segundo
|Portuguese Wikipedia article on doze|
- (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈdo.zɨ/
- (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdo.zi/
- (South Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈdo.ze/
- Hyphenation: do‧ze
- Rhymes: -ɔzi
doze m, f
doze m (plural dozes)