See also: Dose, dosé, dôse, dōse, dosë, and döse

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Middle French dose, from Late Latin dosis, from Ancient Greek δόσις (dósis, a portion prescribed, literally a giving), used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδωμι (dídōmi, to give). Doublet of doos.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dəʊs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /doʊs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -əʊs

NounEdit

dose (plural doses)

  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  2. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered or experienced at any one time.
    • 2014 April 21, “Subtle effects”, in The Economist, volume 411, number 8884:
      Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese [] began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated. The poisoning was irreversible, and soon ended in psychosis and death. Nowadays workers are exposed to far lower doses and manganism is rare.
  3. (figuratively, dated) Anything disagreeable that must be taken. Synonym: fill as in have one's fill.
  4. (figuratively, dated) A good measure or lengthy experience of something.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 197:
      “I had then, as you remember, just returned to London after a lot of Indian Ocean, Pacific, China Seas - a regular dose of the East - six years or so, and I was loafing about, hindering you fellows in your work and invading your homes, just as though I had got a heavenly mission to civilise you.”
  5. A venereal infection.
    • 1978, Lawrence Durrell, Livia, Faber & Faber 1992 (Avignon Quintet), p. 382:
      It would be very expensive to cure a dose here, as well as unbelievably painful.
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VerbEdit

dose (third-person singular simple present doses, present participle dosing, simple past and past participle dosed)

  1. (transitive) To administer a dose to.
  2. To prescribe a dose.
  3. To transmit a venereal disease.
    • 1977, The White Buffalo, Wild Bill Hickok:
      Sometime back, one of your scarlet sisters dosed me proper.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

dose (plural doses)

  1. Archaic form of doze.
    • 1839, Benjamin Abbott, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rev. Benjamin Abbott
      Just at the dawning of the day, I fell into a dose more like sleep than any I had during the whole night, in which I dreamed that I saw a river as clear as crystal []

VerbEdit

dose (third-person singular simple present doses, present participle dosing, simple past and past participle dosed)

  1. Archaic form of doze.
    • 1918, William Henry Hudson, Far Away And Long Ago:
      It was to me a marvellous experience; to be here, propped up with pillows in a dimly-lighted room, the night-nurse idly dosing by the fire; the sound of the everlasting wind in my ears, howling outside []

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

dose

  1. plural of doos

CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish doce, from Old Spanish doze, dodze, from Latin duodecim.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: do‧se

NumeralEdit

dose

  1. twelve

QuotationsEdit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:dose.


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin dosis, from Ancient Greek δόσις (dósis). Doublet of dot.

NounEdit

dose f (plural doses)

  1. proportion
  2. dose

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DescendantsEdit
  • Turkish: doz

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

dose

  1. first-person singular present indicative of doser
  2. third-person singular present indicative of doser
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of doser
  5. second-person singular imperative of doser

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dose f (plural dosi)

  1. dose
  2. quantity, amount, measure
  3. deal (great-good) (gran dose-buona dose)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δόσις (dósis)

NounEdit

dose m (definite singular dosen, indefinite plural doser, definite plural dosene)

  1. a dose, dosage

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek δόσις (dósis)

NounEdit

dose m (definite singular dosen, indefinite plural dosar, definite plural dosane)

  1. a dose, dosage

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PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

dose

  1. locative singular of dosa
  2. accusative plural of dosa

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

dose f (plural doses)

  1. dose (measured portion of medicine)
  2. (Portugal) portion (of a meal / food)
    Uma meia dose de sardinhas assadas.
    Half a portion of grilled sardines.
    Synonym: porção
  3. (informal) fix (a single dose of an addictive drug)

Further readingEdit

  • dose” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

TagalogEdit

Tagalog cardinal numbers
 <  11 12 13  > 
    Cardinal : dose
    Ordinal : ika-dose

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish doce (twelve).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: do‧se
  • IPA(key): /ˈdosɛ/

NumeralEdit

dose

  1. twelve
    Synonym: labindalawa

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