What does doze mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doze, drowse(verb)

    a light fitful sleep

  2. snooze, drowse, doze(verb)

    sleep lightly or for a short period of time


  1. doze(Noun)

    a light, short sleep or nap

    I felt much better after a short doze.

  2. doze(Verb)

    to sleep lightly or briefly; to nap

    I didn't sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.

  3. Origin: From *, from dúsa, from dusēnan, from dʰewes-, from dʰeu-. Cognate with dúsa, dialectal dusa, døse, dysig, dosnit, dúra. More at dizzy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Doze(verb)

    to slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy

  2. Doze(verb)

    to pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time

  3. Doze(verb)

    to make dull; to stupefy

  4. Doze(noun)

    a light sleep; a drowse

  5. Origin: [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf. Icel. dsa to doze, Dan. dse to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, ds dullness, drowsiness, dsig drowsy, AS. dws dull, stupid, foolish. 71. Cf. Dizzy.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Doze

    dōz, v.i. to sleep lightly, or to be half-asleep: to be in a dull or stupefied state.—v.i. to spend in drowsiness (with away).—n. a short light sleep.—adj. Dozed, drowsy.—v.t. Dō′zen (Scot.), to stupefy.—v.i. to become stupefied.—ns. Dō′zer; Dō′ziness; Dō′zing.—adj. Dō′zy, drowsy. [From a Scand. root, seen in Ice. dúsa, Dan. döse, to dose.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doze in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doze in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of doze in a Sentence

  1. Ludwig Wittgenstein:

    Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.

  2. William Wycherley:

    Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em.

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