Definitions for doldrumsˈdoʊl drəmz, ˈdɒl-, ˈdɔl-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dol•drumsˈdoʊl drəmz, ˈdɒl-, ˈdɔl-(n.pl.)

  1. a state of inactivity or stagnation.

  2. a dull, depressed mood; low spirits.

  3. the doldrums, a belt of calms and light baffling winds N of the equator between the N and S trade winds in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. the weather prevailing in this area.

    Category: Meteorology

Origin of doldrums:

1795–1805; obs. dold stupid

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stagnation, stagnancy, doldrums(noun)

    a state of inactivity (in business or art etc)

    "economic growth of less than 1% per year is considered to be economic stagnation"

  2. doldrums(noun)

    a belt of calms and light winds between the northern and southern trade winds of the Atlantic and Pacific

Wiktionary

  1. doldrums(Noun)

    A part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks u2013 so called by sailors

  2. doldrums(Noun)

    the state of boredom, malaise, apathy or lack of interest; a state of listlessness ennui, or tedium

    I was in the doldrums yesterday and just didn't feel inspired.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doldrums

    a part of the ocean near the equator, abounding in calms, squalls, and light, baffling winds, which sometimes prevent all progress for weeks; -- so called by sailors

Freebase

  1. Doldrums

    Doldrums were an American post-rock band formed in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. Formed in 1994, the group consisted of guitarist Justin Chearno, bassist Bill Kellum and drummer Matt Kellum. Most of the band's music is completely improvised, with little or no overdubs. Bill Kellum has cited psychedelic music and krautrock as being particularly influential to him. The band never toured and has not released an album since 2000's Feng Shui.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Doldrums

    a zone of the tropics where calms, squalls, and baffling winds prevail.

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