doze


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doze 1

 (dōz)
v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
v.intr.
To sleep lightly and intermittently.
v.tr.
To spend (time) dozing or as if dozing: dozed the summer away.
n.
A short, light sleep.
Phrasal Verb:
doze off
To fall into a light sleep.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

doz′er n.

doze 2

 (dōz)
intr. & tr.v. dozed, doz·ing, doz·es
To use a bulldozer; bulldoze.

doze

(dəʊz)
vb (intr)
1. to sleep lightly or intermittently
2. (often foll by off) to fall into a light sleep
n
a short sleep
[C17: probably from Old Norse dūs lull; related to Danish döse to drowse, Swedish dialect dusa slumber]
ˈdozer n

doze1

(doʊz)

v. dozed, doz•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to sleep lightly and briefly; nap.
2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often fol. by off): to doze off during a lecture.
3. to be dull or half asleep.
v.t.
4. to pass (time) in napping (often fol. by away): to doze away the afternoon.
n.
5. a nap.
[1640–50; akin to Old Norse dūsa rest, Middle Low German dusen to be thoughtless; compare daze]

doze2

(doʊz)

v.t. dozed, doz•ing. Informal.
to bulldoze.
[1940–45; shortened form of bulldoze]

doze


Past participle: dozed
Gerund: dozing

Imperative
doze
doze
Present
I doze
you doze
he/she/it dozes
we doze
you doze
they doze
Preterite
I dozed
you dozed
he/she/it dozed
we dozed
you dozed
they dozed
Present Continuous
I am dozing
you are dozing
he/she/it is dozing
we are dozing
you are dozing
they are dozing
Present Perfect
I have dozed
you have dozed
he/she/it has dozed
we have dozed
you have dozed
they have dozed
Past Continuous
I was dozing
you were dozing
he/she/it was dozing
we were dozing
you were dozing
they were dozing
Past Perfect
I had dozed
you had dozed
he/she/it had dozed
we had dozed
you had dozed
they had dozed
Future
I will doze
you will doze
he/she/it will doze
we will doze
you will doze
they will doze
Future Perfect
I will have dozed
you will have dozed
he/she/it will have dozed
we will have dozed
you will have dozed
they will have dozed
Future Continuous
I will be dozing
you will be dozing
he/she/it will be dozing
we will be dozing
you will be dozing
they will be dozing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dozing
you have been dozing
he/she/it has been dozing
we have been dozing
you have been dozing
they have been dozing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dozing
you will have been dozing
he/she/it will have been dozing
we will have been dozing
you will have been dozing
they will have been dozing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dozing
you had been dozing
he/she/it had been dozing
we had been dozing
you had been dozing
they had been dozing
Conditional
I would doze
you would doze
he/she/it would doze
we would doze
you would doze
they would doze
Past Conditional
I would have dozed
you would have dozed
he/she/it would have dozed
we would have dozed
you would have dozed
they would have dozed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.doze - a light fitful sleepdoze - a light fitful sleep      
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
Verb1.doze - sleep lightly or for a short period of time
catch a wink, catnap, nap - take a siesta; "She naps everyday after lunch for an hour"
dope off, doze off, drift off, drowse off, fall asleep, flake out, nod off, drop off - change from a waking to a sleeping state; "he always falls asleep during lectures"

doze

verb
1. nap, sleep, slumber, nod, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), catnap, drowse, sleep lightly, zizz (Brit. informal) For a while she dozed fitfully.
noun
1. nap, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), siesta, little sleep, catnap, forty winks (informal), shuteye (slang), zizz (Brit. informal) After lunch I had a doze.
doze off fall asleep, nod off, drop off (informal), crash out (informal), drift off, go off, conk out (informal) I must have dozed off.

doze

verb
To sleep for a brief period.Also used with off:
noun
A brief sleep:
Translations
نَوْما خَفيفايَتَهَوَّم، ينامُ نَوْما خَفيفايَنْعَسُ
dřímatzdřímnutí
blundedøselur
torkkua
drijemati
blundablundur
うたた寝する
졸다
snaustisnūstelėjimasužsnūsti
snaudasnaust
drematidremež
halvsova
งีบหลับ
ngủ gà ngủ gật

doze

[dəʊz]
A. Nsueñecito m, siestecita f
to have a doze (after meal) → echar una siestecita
B. VIdormitar
doze off VI + ADVdormirse

doze

[ˈdəʊz]
visommeiller
n (= nap) → somme m
to have a doze → faire un (petit) somme
doze off
vi (= fall asleep) → s'assoupir

doze

nNickerchen nt; to have a dozedösen, ein Nickerchen machen
vi(vor sich hin) dösen

doze

[dəʊz]
2. visonnecchiare
doze off vi + advappisolarsi

doze

(dəuz) verb
to sleep lightly for short periods. The old lady dozed in her chair.
noun
a short sleep.
doze off
to go into a light sleep.

doze

يَنْعَسُ dřímat blunde dösen λαγοκοιμάμαι dormitar torkkua sommeiller drijemati sonnecchiare うたた寝する 졸다 sluimeren døse zdrzemnąć się cochilar, dormitar дремать halvsova งีบหลับ kestirmek ngủ gà ngủ gật 打瞌睡

doze

v. dormitar, quedarse medio dormido.

doze

vi dormitar
References in classic literature ?
Can't keep still all day, and not being a pussycat, I don't like to doze by the fire.
At last I slid off into a light doze, and had pretty nearly made a good offing towards the land of Nod, when I heard a heavy footfall in the passage, and saw a glimmer of light come into the room from under the door.
At the last place, however, there was a bartender who knew him and liked him, and let him doze at one of the tables until the boss came back; and also, as he was going out, the man gave him a tip--on the next block there was a religious revival of some sort, with preaching and singing, and hundreds of hoboes would go there for the shelter and warmth.
Cassy busied herself with a French book; Emmeline, overcome with the exhaustion, fell into a doze, and slept some time.
The fatigue was so great that it presently began to make some head against the nervous excitement; while imagining myself wide awake, I would really doze into momentary unconsciousness, and come suddenly out of it with a physical jerk which nearly wrenched my joints apart--the delusion of the instant being that I was tumbling backward over a precipice.
At last he was satisfied that time had ceased and eternity begun; he began to doze, in spite of himself; the clock chimed eleven, but he did not hear it.
It has seemed to me more than once when I have been in a doze, that my dear husband, who died fifteen years since, has come in and sat down beside me; and that I have even heard him call me by my name, Alice, as he used to do.
Once or twice she wondered if he were not gradually falling into a doze.
The quarter was so long, that he was more than once convinced he must have sunk into a doze unconsciously, and missed the clock.
When I half awoke from this uncomfortable doze, I found Peggotty and my mother both in tears, and both talking.
It will keep, and I feel hungry, and yonder seems a dingle where I can lie and open my knapsack, eat, drink, and doze among the sun-flecked shadows.
I smiled to myself, and in my psychological way, began lazily to inquire into the elements of this illusion, occasionally, even as I did so, dropping back into a comfortable morning doze.