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dow

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[dou, doh]
verb (used without object), dowed or dought [dout] /daʊt/, dow·ing. Scot. and North England.
  1. to be able.
  2. to thrive; prosper; do well.
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Origin of dow

1
before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen, Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen; cf. doughty

dow

2
[dou]
noun
  1. dhow.
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Dow

[dou]
noun
  1. Charles Henry,1851–1902, U.S. journalist and publisher: a founder of Dow Jones company.
  2. Ger·rard [Dutch gey-rahrt] /Dutch ˈgeɪ rɑrt/. Dou, Gerard.
  3. Herbert Henry,1866–1930, U.S. chemist, inventor, and industrialist.
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dhow

or dau, dow

[dou]
noun
  1. any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
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Origin of dhow

First recorded in 1795–1805, dhow is from the Arabic word dāwa

Dou

or Douw, Dow

[dou]
noun
  1. Ge·rard [gey-rahrt] /ˈgeɪ rɑrt/, 1613–75, Dutch painter: pupil of Rembrandt.
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Dow.

  1. dowager.
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Contemporary Examples of dow

Historical Examples of dow

  • "I down't see nothink wrong with it," the driver interrupted.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Down't mind 'im, 'Enery," said the wife, now weeping audibly.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • "And down't you tyke on so, Lidjer," said the husband, and they looked as if they were about to embrace.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • Besides, he ain't no Christian, down't care for no ghosts nor sperrits.

    The Shrieking Pit

    Arthur J. Rees

  • "That Sewall is a kind of quick-tempered fellow," he remarked to Dow.


British Dictionary definitions for dow

Dow

noun
  1. See Dou
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dhow

noun
  1. a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
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Word Origin for dhow

C19: from Arabic dāwa

Dou

Dow or Douw

noun
  1. Gerard (ˈxeːrɑrt). 1613–75, Dutch portrait and genre painter
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Word Origin and History for dow

dhow

n.

1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."

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