An example of a dose is the amount of ibuprofen given to someone with a headache.
An example of a dose is someone driving under the influence spending a night in prison.
An example of dose is a nurse giving morphine to a patient.
A dose of hard luck.
Origin of dose
- French from Late Latin dosis from Greek something given from didonai to give dō- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle French dose, from Medieval Latin dosis, from Ancient Greek δόσις (dosis, “a portion prescribed”, literally “a giving”), used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδωμι (didōmi, “to give”).