Definitions for: Doze


[n] a light fitful sleep
[v] sleep lightly or for a short period of time



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.


Doze, n.
A light sleep; a drowse. --Tennyson.

Synonyms: drowse, drowse, snooze

See Also: catch a wink, catnap, dope off, doze off, drift off, drop off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nap, nod off, sleeping

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