doze

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdəʊz/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/doʊz/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dōz)

Inflections of 'doze' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
dozes
v 3rd person singular
dozing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
dozed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
dozed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
doze1 /doʊz/USA pronunciation   v.,  dozed, doz•ing, n. 
v. 
  1. to sleep lightly and briefly;
    nap:[no object]dozing in the hammock when I called.
  2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally:[no object;  (~ + off)]The students couldn't help but doze off during my lecture.
  3. to pass (time) in napping: [+ away + object]to doze away the afternoon.[+ object + away]to doze the afternoon away.

n. [countable]
  1. a nap.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
doze1  (dōz),USA pronunciation v.,  dozed, doz•ing, n. 
v.i. 
  1. to sleep lightly or fitfully.
  2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often fol. by off ):He dozed off during the sermon.
  3. to sleep for a short time;
    nap.
  4. to be dull or half asleep.

v.t. 
  1. to pass or spend (time) in drowsiness (often fol. by away):He dozed away the afternoon.

n. 
  1. a light or fitful sleep;
    nap.
  • 1640–50; origin, originally (now obsolete) to stupefy, make drowsy; compare Scots, north, northern England dialect, dialectal dozened, Middle English (Scots) dosnyt, dosinnit stupefied, dazed; akin to Old Norse dūsa rest, Swedish dialect, dialectal dusa doze, slumber, Middle Low German dusen to be thoughtless; compare daze
    • 6.See corresponding entry in Unabridged snooze, siesta, catnap, forty winks.

doze2  (dōz),USA pronunciation v.t., v.i.,  dozed, doz•ing. 
  1. Civil Engineering, Informal Terms[Informal.]to clear or level with a bulldozer.
  • shortened form of bulldoze 1940–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
doze /dəʊz/ vb (intransitive)
  1. to sleep lightly or intermittently
  2. (often followed by off) to fall into a light sleep
n
  1. a short sleep
Etymology: 17th Century: probably from Old Norse dūs lull; related to Danish döse to drowse, Swedish dialect dusa slumber

ˈdozer n
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