Doze meaning

dōz
To sleep lightly and intermittently.
verb
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A light sleep; nap.
noun
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To spend (time) dozing or as if dozing.

Dozed the summer away.

verb
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verb
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(intransitive) To sleep lightly or briefly; to nap.

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

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To make dull; to stupefy.
verb
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To sleep lightly or fitfully; nap; be half asleep.
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To spend (time) in dozing.
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(intransitive, slang) To bulldoze.
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(countable) A light, short sleep or nap.

I felt much better after a short doze.

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A short, light sleep.
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To use a bulldozer; bulldoze.
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doze off
  • To fall into a light sleep.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of doze

  • Probably of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *dosen, from Old Norse dúsa (“to doze, rest, remain quiet”), from Proto-Germanic *dusēną (“to be dizzy”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewes-, *dʰews- (“to fly, whirl”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (“to fly, shake, reek, steam, smolder”). Cognate with Icelandic dúsa (“to doze”), Swedish dialectal dusa (“to doze, slumber”), Danish døse (“to doze”), Old English dysiġ (“foolish, stupid”), Scots dosnit (“stunned, stupefied”), Icelandic dúra (“to nap, slumber”). More at dizzy.

    From Wiktionary