doze

Definitions

  • It is vacation; students dozing against a wall
    It is vacation; students dozing against a wall
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v doze sleep lightly or for a short period of time
    • n doze a light fitful sleep
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An albatross can sleep while it flies. It apparently dozes while cruising at 25 mph.
    • n Doze A light sleep; a drowse.
    • Doze To make dull; to stupefy. "I was an hour . . . in casting up about twenty sums, being dozed with much work.""They left for a long time dozed and benumbed."
    • Doze To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.
    • v. i Doze dōz To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy. "If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • doze To sleep lightly or fitfully; especially, to fall into a light sleep unintentionally.
    • doze To be in a state of drowsiness; be dull or half asleep: as, to doze over a book.
    • doze Synonyms Drowse, Slumber, etc. See sleep.
    • doze To pass or spend in drowsiness: as, to doze away one's time.
    • doze To make dull; overcome as with drowsiness.
    • n doze A light sleep; a fitful slumber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Doze dōz to sleep lightly, or to be half-asleep: to be in a dull or stupefied state
    • v.i Doze to spend in drowsiness (with away)
    • n Doze a short light sleep
    • v.i Doze to become stupefied
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Quotations

  • Mexican Proverb
    Mexican Proverb
    “An ant on the move does more than a dozing ox.”
  • Zhang Jie
    Zhang Jie
    “What do a few lies on TV matter? They can be swallowed, digested and excreted, or follow people when they doze off to sink into oblivion.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Ludwig%20Wittgenstein
    “Resting on your laurels is as dangerous as resting when you are walking in the snow. You doze off and die in your sleep.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prob. akin to daze, dizzy,: cf. Icel. dūsa, to doze, Dan. döse, to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, dös, dullness, drowsiness, dösig, drowsy, AS. dwǣs, dull, stupid, foolish. √71. Cf. Dizzy

Usage

In literature:

She had only just begun to doze, when she awoke with a great start.
"By the Light of the Soul" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
All I did was to feed my animals, walk or doze in my hammock and meditate, and this to me was a great enjoyment.
"Jethou" by E. R. Suffling
He read the letter very deliberately, swaying, umbrella and all, with the slow movement of a dozing elephant.
"Romance" by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
In the dim light the cook dozed on the coal locker in front of the captain's supper.
"The Nigger Of The "Narcissus" A Tale Of The Forecastle" by Joseph Conrad
We of course said nothing, and so he took his head in his hands and fell into a doze as he sat on a log in front of the fire.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
An inebriate, half dozing in the corner, awoke.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
One afternoon he came home unexpectedly and found her there, doing nothing, but watching Edith, who dozed.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
As soon as he was settled in the train he removed them and dozed off to sleep.
"Football Days" by William H. Edwards
I completed my design on the wall, fumbled with my fingers, and dozed.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
I dozed more than once, and woke with the horrible idea that I had lost my hold, and was not doing my work.
"We and the World, Part II. (of II.)" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
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In poetry:

The wayfarer, at noon reposing,
Shall bless its shadow on the grass,
Or sheep beneath it huddle, dozing
Until the thundergust o'erpass.
"On Planting A Tree At Inveraray" by James Russell Lowell
Or mythic Uther's deeply-wounded son
In some fair space of sloping greens
Lay, dozing in the vale of Avalon,
And watch'd by weeping queens.
"The Palace of Art" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
God never knows the least repose,
But for his servants still prepares;
Whilst at our ease we sweetly doze,
He daily for his household cares.
"Concerning The Divine Providence" by Rees Prichard
Thou still art worse from day to day,
And rovest more and more astray,
And fondly weenest God does doze,
Whilst thee, to penitence, he wooes.
"A Warning To The Welsh, To Repent, Wrote At The Time A Great Plague Rag'd In London" by Rees Prichard
He wended his way homeward
His mind was all afright,
He made a hasty trip to bed,
And tried to doze away the dead,
He passed a restless night.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
Virginal purity of pale primroses!
Petal on petal of a sister reposes,
And the shadow of either on either dozes;
Wildwood flowers, we hail you!
"Early April" by Roden Berkeley Wriothesley Noel

In news:

I may have dozed off in my recliner and dreamed it this morning when I thought I was watching the morning news, but I think I was awake and viewing a stunning new addition to the I-this-and-I-that population.
Except I dozed, and ended up outside this hotel.
Doze is the only female wrestler on the Rock Bridge wrestling team.
He went from dozing to being oblivious to looking pained all within a couple minutes.
Joey Barton az been tawkeen weev ze accent francais, burrt why doze ee do zis.
An election worker dozed Tuesday at a polling place in Monrovia, Liberia .
Sports Announcer Dozes at the Microphone .
Berks woman dozes behind wheel, crashes into tree.
Piglets doze off in a bed of hay on October 18, 2008.
Last week, Utilities Commissioner Bobby Owens appeared to doze (or maybe he was resting his eyes) during an important public hearing on Duke Energy.
But to my surprise, I dozed right off.
Or, more likely, doze -- and you will miss it, this tiny, beautiful oasis in the middle of an otherwise barren wasteland.
On the evening of Jan 3, Fran Bogom, 86, a resident of the Abramson Center for Jewish Life in Horsham, was sitting on her bed watching television when she dozed off, fell, and broke her arm.
Doughnut store dozed to make room for new one.
Wildt also tweeted photos — of grinning scientists and gleaming microscopes, not the dozing patient or those glimmering pipettes.
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In science:

Inter-beacon period is called superframe. During the superframe, the nodes sleep until the next beacon, wake up and receive the beacon, ask the star coordinator for pending data, transmit and receive and then go to doze mode again.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network
This can be thought of as an infinite assembly line, where wi is the state of the worker at position i, either dozing off (wi = 0) or doing one of the mi − 1 possible jobs.
Speed exponents of random walks on groups
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