EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English *dosen, from Old Norse dúsa (to doze, rest, remain quiet), from Proto-Germanic *dusēną (to be dizzy), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰews- (to fly, whirl), from *dʰew- (to fly, shake, reek, steam, smolder). Cognate with German Low German dösen (to doze), German dösen (to doze), Icelandic dúsa (to doze), dialectal Swedish dusa (to doze, slumber), Danish døse (to doze), Old English dysiġ (foolish, stupid), Scots dosnit (stunned, stupefied), Icelandic dúra (to nap, slumber), also compare Dutch doezelen (to doze). More at dizzy.

VerbEdit

doze (third-person singular simple present dozes, present participle dozing, simple past and past participle dozed)

  1. (intransitive) To sleep lightly or briefly; to nap, snooze.
    I didn’t sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.
    • (Can we date this quote by L'Estrange and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.
  2. (transitive) To make dull; to stupefy.
    • (Can we date this quote by Samuel Pepys and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      I was an hour [] in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.
    • (Can we date this quote by South and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
  3. (intransitive, slang) To bulldoze.
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NounEdit

doze (plural dozes)

  1. A light, short sleep or nap.
    I felt much better after a short doze.
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Etymology 2Edit

DeterminerEdit

doze

  1. Eye dialect spelling of those.
    • 1987, Don Rosa, Recalled Wreck
      Donald Duck: I'll give you $20 for those old license plates on your fence posts!
      Other man: Hah? No chance! I bought dis house 'cause it has dis address! It's me lucky number! [] It was me prison number at Leavenworst and de winning number in de weekly parole lottery! I wudn't never sell doze plates!

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Vulgar Latin *dōdeci, from Latin duodecim.

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NumeralEdit

cardinal number
12 Previous: onze
Next: treze

doze

  1. twelve

DescendantsEdit

  • French: douze
  • Norman: douze
  • Walloon: doze

PortugueseEdit

Portuguese cardinal numbers
 <  11 12 13  > 
    Cardinal : doze
    Ordinal : décimo segundo
Portuguese Wikipedia article on doze

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese doze, from Vulgar Latin *dōdeci, from Latin duodecim.

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doze m or f

  1. twelve

NounEdit

doze m (plural dozes)

  1. twelve (the numerical value 12 or something with the value of 12)

NounEdit

doze f (plural dozes)

  1. (Brazil, colloquial) shotgun (gun which fires loads consisting of small metal balls)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

doze f (plural dozes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of dose

WalloonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French doze, from Vulgar Latin *dōdeci, from Latin duodecim.

NumeralEdit

doze

  1. twelve