Definitions for: Drowse


[n] a light fitful sleep
[v] sleep lightly or for a short period of time
[v] be on the verge of sleeping



Webster (1913) Definition: Drowse, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Drowsed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Drowsing.] [AS. dr?sian, dr?san, to sink, become slow or
inactive; cf. OD. droosen to be sleepy, fall asleep, LG.
dr?sen, druusken, to slumber, fall down with a noise; prob,
akin to AS. dre['o]san to fall. See Dreary.]
To sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy
with sleepiness; to doze. ``He drowsed upon his couch.''
--South.

In the pool drowsed the cattle up to their knees.
--Lowell.


Drowse, v. t.
To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make
dull or stupid. --Milton.


Drowse, n.
A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze.

But smiled on in a drowse of ecstasy. --Mrs.
Browning.

Synonyms: doze, doze, snooze

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

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