What does DOW mean?

Definitions for DOW

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DOW.


  1. Dow(prop. n.)

    shortened form of the Dow-Jones Index or Dow Jones Industrial Average; as, the Dow rose 100 points today.


  1. Dow(ProperNoun)

    Dow Jones Average

  2. Origin: Variant of Daw from David or daw, and of Duff from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dow(noun)

    a kind of vessel. See Dhow

  2. Dow(verb)

    to furnish with a dower; to endow

  3. Origin: [F. douer. See Dower.]


  1. Dow

    Dow is an unincorporated community in Jersey County, Illinois, United States.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dow

    dow, v.i. (obs.) to be good for a purpose: (Scot.) to be able.—p.adjs. Docht, Dought. [A.S. dugan.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Dow

    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).

Suggested Resources

  1. DOW

    What does DOW stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DOW acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOW in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOW in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ken Winans:

    It would be a miracle to get the Dow and S&P to have December just be even at this point.

  2. Chuck Grassley:

    DuPont and Dow are two titans of American industry and the proposed merger demands serious scrutiny.

  3. Dow Chemical spokeswoman Rachelle Schikorra:

    Because Dow operated Rocky Flats under a government contract, it is indemnified by the Department of Energy.

  4. Drew Hammill:

    As the Dow nosedives on his watch, the president’s rambling, deceitful tax scam sales pitch reached an all-time low in Cincinnati.

  5. Yasuo Sakuma:

    Japanese stocks look well supported considering the slump in commodity prices and a seven-day losing streak in the U.S. Dow Jones average.

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:

Discuss these DOW definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"DOW." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/DOW>.

Are we missing a good definition for DOW? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for DOW:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.