- to be able.
- to thrive; prosper; do well.
Origin of dow1
- Charles Henry,1851–1902, U.S. journalist and publisher: a founder of Dow Jones company.
- Ger·rard [Dutch gey-rahrt] /Dutch ˈgeɪ rɑrt/. Dou, Gerard.
- Herbert Henry,1866–1930, U.S. chemist, inventor, and industrialist.
or dau, dow
- 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.
Origin of dhow
or Douw, Dow
- Ge·rard [gey-rahrt] /ˈgeɪ rɑrt/, 1613–75, Dutch painter: pupil of Rembrandt.
Related Words for dowDow
Examples from the Web for dow
Contemporary Examples of dow
On Friday, both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs.GOP’s Biggest 2016 Problem: Clinton’s Numbers Among White Voters
June 9, 2014
Side effects may include recession, job contraction, 401(k) bruising, recurrent Dow fluctuation, and IRA bleeding.Up to a Point: PJ O’Rourke on Sochi and Senate Slackers
P. J. O’Rourke
February 7, 2014
The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared nearly 200 points, closing above 16,000.Bernanke Drop the Mic as He Exits the Fed
December 19, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at about 15,727, also near a record high.
Stocks are booming, with the S&P and the Dow each near record highs.
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.
"And down't you tyke on so, Lidjer," said the husband, and they looked as if they were about to embrace.
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.Roosevelt in the Bad Lands
- See Dou
- a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin for dhow
Dow or Douw
- Gerard (ˈxeːrɑrt). 1613–75, Dutch portrait and genre painter
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."