Doze Doze (d[=o]z), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dozed} (d[=o]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dozing}.] [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf. Icel. d[=u]sa to doze, Dan. d["o]se to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, d["o]s dullness, drowsiness, d["o]sig drowsy, AS. dw[=ae]s dull, stupid, foolish. [root]71. Cf. {Dizzy}.] To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy. [1913 Webster]

If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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