shortened form of the Dow-Jones Index or Dow Jones Industrial Average; as, the Dow rose 100 points today.
Dow Jones Average
Origin: Variant of Daw from David or daw, and of Duff from .
a kind of vessel. See Dhow
to furnish with a dower; to endow
Origin: [F. douer. See Dower.]
Dow is an unincorporated community in Jersey County, Illinois, United States.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
dow, v.i. (obs.) to be good for a purpose: (Scot.) to be able.—p.adjs. Docht, Dought. [A.S. dugan.]
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
or Douw, Gerard, a distinguished Dutch genre-painter, born at Leyden; a pupil of Rembrandt; his works, which are very numerous, are the fruit of a devoted study of nature, and are remarkable for their delicacy and perfection of finish; examples of his works are found in all the great galleries of Europe (1613-1675).
What does DOW stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DOW acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
The numerical value of DOW in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of DOW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The Dow Jones is such a backwards-looking list, I cringed when Intel and Microsoft were added, i'm cringing today. Let's hope Apple can defy the forces of history.
I think at present equities are largely events driven, last week's performance was driven by employment, this week it is oil, next week Dow Chemical -LRB- DOW.N -RRB- is the Dow Chemical -LRB- DOW.N -RRB-.
It would surprise me if Dow is the acquirer after what Dow CEO Andrew Liveris has said in the past, it's like a Christmas present. We are getting a lot of accretion in Dow's stock today, and we think there will be more going forward.
The golds had bottomed this month, looking ahead into next year, when the oil bubble has burst, the iron ore bubble has burst, the Dow is at 18,000 and there is some talk that the stock market bubble will burst, and when that happens, of course, gold lifts.
In reality, the Dow Theory doesn't call for it in this kind of scenario, so it's really a misperception, or a bad interpretation of Dow Theory, so it would matter if the Dow industrials were in a down trend and were breaking out and trying to reverse that down trend, then you would want to see that confirmation from the transports.
Images & Illustrations of DOW
Translations for DOW
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for DOW »
Find a translation for the DOW definition in other languages:
Select another language: