What does Dose mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dose, dosage(noun)

    a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time

  2. dose, dosage(noun)

    the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time

  3. venereal disease, VD, venereal infection, social disease, Cupid's itch, Cupid's disease, Venus's curse, dose, sexually transmitted disease, STD(noun)

    a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact

  4. acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen(verb)

    street name for lysergic acid diethylamide

  5. dose(verb)

    treat with an agent; add (an agent) to

    "The ray dosed the paint"

  6. drug, dose(verb)

    administer a drug to

    "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"


  1. Dose(n.)

    a quantity of radiation which an object absorbs, or to which it is exposed.

  2. Origin: [F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido`nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See Date point of time.]


  1. dose(Noun)

    A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.

  2. dose(Noun)

    The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.

  3. dose(Noun)

    A venereal infection.

  4. dose(Verb)

    to administer a dose

  5. dose(Verb)

    to prescribe a dose

  6. Origin: From dose, from dosis, from δόσις, used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδωμι.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dose(noun)

    the quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time

  2. Dose(noun)

    a sufficient quantity; a portion; as much as one can take, or as falls to one to receive

  3. Dose(noun)

    anything nauseous that one is obliged to take; a disagreeable portion thrust upon one

  4. Dose(noun)

    to proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses

  5. Dose(noun)

    to give doses to; to medicine or physic to; to give potions to, constantly and without need

  6. Dose(noun)

    to give anything nauseous to

  7. Origin: [F. dose, Gr. do`sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido`nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See Date point of time.]


  1. Dose

    Dose is the second studio album released by Gov't Mule. It was produced, recorded and mixed by Michael Barbiero and is a much darker record than Gov't Mule's self titled debut album. The songs "Thelonius Beck" and "Birth of the Mule" were tributes to jazz musicians Thelonious Monk and Miles Davis, respectively.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dose

    dōs, n. the quantity of medicine given to be taken at one time: a portion: anything disagreeable that must be taken.—v.t. to order or give in doses: to give anything nauseous to.—ns. Dōs′age, a practice or method of dosing; Dosim′eter, an apparatus for measuring minute quantities of liquid.—adj. Dosimet′ric.—n. Dosol′ogy, the science of doses—also Dosiol′ogy. [O. Fr. dose—Gr. dosis, a giving—didōmi, I give.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Dose' in Nouns Frequency: #1665

Anagrams for Dose »

  1. does, odes, SOED

  2. Odes

  3. SOED


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dose in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Dose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Aaron White:

    Determining how a low dose of alcohol impacts your life is complicated work.

  2. Brad Allen:

    There will be a healthy dose of activism fueled by very unhappy shareholders.

  3. Saralda Ortiz-Howard:

    With the low dose, I felt regular, I felt normal, everything felt so much better.

  4. Clare Booth Luce:

    There is nothing like a good dose of another woman to make a man appreciate his wife.

  5. Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

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