drowse

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drowse

 (drouz)
v. drowsed, drows·ing, drows·es
v.intr.
To be half-asleep: drowsed in the warm sun.
v.tr.
1. To make drowsy: "drowsed with the fume of poppies" (John Keats).
2. To pass (time) by drowsing.
n.
The condition of being sleepy.

[Perhaps ultimately from Old English drūsian, to sink, be sluggish; see dhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

drowse

(draʊz)
vb
to be or cause to be sleepy, dull, or sluggish
n
the state of being drowsy
[C16: probably from Old English drūsian to sink; related to drēosan to fall]

drowse

(draʊz)

v. drowsed, drows•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to be sleepy or half-asleep.
2. to be dull or sluggish.
v.t.
3. to pass or spend (time) in drowsing (often fol. by away): He drowsed away the morning.
4. to make sleepy or sluggish.
n.
5. a sleepy or sluggish condition; state of being half-asleep.
[before 900; Old English drūsian to droop]

drowse


Past participle: drowsed
Gerund: drowsing

Imperative
drowse
drowse
Present
I drowse
you drowse
he/she/it drowses
we drowse
you drowse
they drowse
Preterite
I drowsed
you drowsed
he/she/it drowsed
we drowsed
you drowsed
they drowsed
Present Continuous
I am drowsing
you are drowsing
he/she/it is drowsing
we are drowsing
you are drowsing
they are drowsing
Present Perfect
I have drowsed
you have drowsed
he/she/it has drowsed
we have drowsed
you have drowsed
they have drowsed
Past Continuous
I was drowsing
you were drowsing
he/she/it was drowsing
we were drowsing
you were drowsing
they were drowsing
Past Perfect
I had drowsed
you had drowsed
he/she/it had drowsed
we had drowsed
you had drowsed
they had drowsed
Future
I will drowse
you will drowse
he/she/it will drowse
we will drowse
you will drowse
they will drowse
Future Perfect
I will have drowsed
you will have drowsed
he/she/it will have drowsed
we will have drowsed
you will have drowsed
they will have drowsed
Future Continuous
I will be drowsing
you will be drowsing
he/she/it will be drowsing
we will be drowsing
you will be drowsing
they will be drowsing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been drowsing
you have been drowsing
he/she/it has been drowsing
we have been drowsing
you have been drowsing
they have been drowsing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been drowsing
you will have been drowsing
he/she/it will have been drowsing
we will have been drowsing
you will have been drowsing
they will have been drowsing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been drowsing
you had been drowsing
he/she/it had been drowsing
we had been drowsing
you had been drowsing
they had been drowsing
Conditional
I would drowse
you would drowse
he/she/it would drowse
we would drowse
you would drowse
they would drowse
Past Conditional
I would have drowsed
you would have drowsed
he/she/it would have drowsed
we would have drowsed
you would have drowsed
they would have drowsed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drowse - a light fitful sleepdrowse - a light fitful sleep      
sleeping - the suspension of consciousness and decrease in metabolic rate
Verb1.drowse - 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"
2.drowse - be on the verge of sleeping; "The students were drowsing in the 8 AM class"
rest - be at rest
nod - be almost asleep; "The old man sat nodding by the fireplace"
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"

drowse

verb
1. sleep, drop off (informal), doze, nap, slumber, kip (Brit. slang), snooze (informal), nod off, get some shut-eye, zizz (Brit. informal), have or get forty winks, catch some zeds (informal) She drowsed for a while.
Translations

drowse

[draʊz] VIdormitar
to drowse offadormilarse

drowse

[ˈdraʊz] visomnoler

drowse

vi (→ vor sich (acc) → hin) dösen or dämmern
nHalbschlaf m, → Dämmerschlaf m

drowse

[draʊz] visonnecchiare, essere mezzo assopito/a

drowse

v. adormecerse, adormitarse.
References in classic literature ?
I sat in the sun on a bench; the animal within me licking the chops of memory; the spiritual side a little drowsed, promising subsequent penitence, but not yet moved to begin.
Nikita had nothing to do, and as usual in such circumstances he drowsed, making up for much sleepless time.
But, having visioned the ultimate horror of memory, Van Horn was soon able to fall asleep again, delightfully aware, as he drowsed off, of Jerry's head on his shoulder.
There he drowsed, only half asleep, his ears keyed for the first sound of the familiar step.
Through one after another of those gray days Alexander drowsed and mused, drinking in the grateful moisture.
Out of those nine hours, after I was in bed and ere my eyes drowsed shut, I managed to steal a little time for reading.
It's time Anne was in to do her sewing," said Marilla, glancing at the clock and then out into the yellow August afternoon where everything drowsed in the heat.
Under the aching noonday glare, when the green things drooped and the birds withdrew to the depths of the forest, and all nature drowsed, his great "Ha
She bought another pair of silk stockings that she had hesitated at for weeks, and on Tuesday night sewed and drowsed wearily over a new shirtwaist and earned complaint from Sarah concerning her extravagant use of gas.
She is, by virtue of male control, drowsed through it all, even when ostensibly awake" (Yue 2012: 33).