Definition of doze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dəʊz//
; NAmE NAmE//doʊz//
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[singular] a short period of sleep, usually during the day I had a doze on the train. Sitting in an armchair in front of the fire, I soon fell into a doze. Word Originmid 17th cent. (in the sense ‘stupefy, bewilder, or make drowsy’): perhaps related to Danish døse ‘make drowsy’.

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