What does drowse mean?

Definitions for drowsedraʊz

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

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

  3. drowse(verb)

    be on the verge of sleeping

    "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"


  1. drowse(Noun)

    The state of being sleepy and inactive.

    in a drowse

  2. drowse(Verb)

    To be sleepy and inactive .

  3. drowse(Verb)

    To nod off; to fall asleep.

  4. drowse(Verb)

    To advance drowsily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drowse(verb)

    to sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy with sleepiness; to doze

  2. Drowse(verb)

    to make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid

  3. Drowse(noun)

    a slight or imperfect sleep; a doze

  4. Origin: [AS. drsian, drsan, to sink, become slow or inactive; cf. OD. droosen to be sleepy, fall asleep, LG. drsen, druusken, to slumber, fall down with a noise; prob, akin to AS. dresan to fall. See Dreary.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Drowse

    drowz, v.i. to be heavy with sleep: to look heavy and dull.—v.t. to make heavy with sleep: to stupefy.—n. a half-sleeping state.—ns. Drows′ihead, Drows′ihed (Spens.), drowsiness, sleepiness.—adv. Drows′ily.—n. Drows′iness.—adj. Drows′y, sleepy: heavy: dull: inducing sleep. [A.S. drúsian, to be sluggish; Dut. dreósen, to fall asleep.]

Anagrams for drowse »

  1. dowser

  2. sworde

  3. dowers


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of drowse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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