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  2  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dozing 
  adj  :  half  asleep;  "made  drowsy  by  the  long  ride";  "it  seemed  a 
  pity  to  disturb  the  drowsing  (or  dozing)  professor";  "a 
  tired  dozy  child";  "the  nodding  (or  napping) 
  grandmother  in  her  rocking  chair"  [syn:  {drowsy},  {drowsing(a)}, 
  {dozy},  {dozing(a)},  {napping(a)},  {nodding(a)}] 




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