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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English *dosen, from Old Norse dúsa (to doze, rest, remain quiet), from Proto-Germanic *dusēną (to be dizzy), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰewes-, *dʰews- (to fly, whirl), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰew- (to fly, shake, reek, steam, smolder). Cognate with German Low German dösen (to doze), German dösen (to doze), Icelandic dúsa (to doze), Swedish dialectal 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.

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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.
    I didn’t sleep very well, but I think I may have dozed a bit.
    • L'Estrange
      If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.
  2. (transitive) To make dull; to stupefy.
    • Samuel Pepys
      I was an hour [] in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.
    • South
      They left for a long time dozed and benumbed.
  3. (intransitive, slang) To bulldoze.

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NounEdit

doze (plural dozes)

  1. (countable) a light, short sleep or nap
    I felt much better after a short doze.

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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!

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin duodecim.

NumeralEdit

doze

  1. twelve

DescendantsEdit


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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AdjectiveEdit

doze m, 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 Latin duodecim.

NumeralEdit

doze

  1. twelve