Doze (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dozed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dozing.] [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf. Icel. dsa to doze, Dan. dose to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, dos dullness, drowsiness, dosig drowsy, AS. dws 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.


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Doze, v. t.


To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.


To make dull; to stupefy.


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.


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Doze, n.

A light sleep; a drowse.



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