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doze


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doze  \Doze\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dozed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dozing}.]  [Prob.  akin  to  daze,  dizzy:  cf  Icel.  d?sa  to 
  doze,  Dan.  d["o]se  to  make  dull,  heavy,  or  drowsy,  d["o]s 
  dullness,  drowsiness,  d["o]sig  drowsy,  AS  dw?s  dull,  stupid, 
  foolish.  ???.  Cf  {Dizzy}.] 
  To  slumber;  to  sleep  lightly;  to  be  in  a  dull  or  stupefied 
  condition,  as  if  half  asleep;  to  be  drowsy. 
 
  If  he  happened  to  doze  a  little,  the  jolly  cobbler 
  waked  him  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doze  \Doze\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  pass  or  spend  in  drowsiness;  as  to  doze  away  one's 
  time. 
 
  2.  To  make  dull;  to  stupefy.  [Obs.] 
 
  I  was  an  hour  .  .  .  in  casting  up  about  twenty  sums, 
  being  dozed  with  much  work  --Pepys. 
 
  They  left  for  a  long  time  dozed  and  benumbed. 
  --South. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Doze  \Doze\,  n. 
  A  light  sleep;  a  drowse.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  doze 
  n  :  a  light  fitful  sleep  [syn:  {drowse}] 
  v  :  sleep  lightly  or  for  a  short  period  of  time  [syn:  {snooze}, 
  {drowse}] 




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