dow

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[ dou, doh ]
/ daʊ, doʊ /
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verb (used without object), dowed or dought [dout] /daʊt/, dow·ing. Scot. and North England.

to be able.
to thrive; prosper; do well.

Origin of dow

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

Definition for dow (2 of 6)

dow

2
[ dou ]
/ daʊ /

noun

Definition for dow (3 of 6)

Dow

[ dou ]
/ daʊ /

noun

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.

Definition for dow (4 of 6)

dhow

or dau, dow

[ dou ]
/ daʊ /

noun

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

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

Definition for dow (5 of 6)

Dou

or Douw, Dow

[ dou ]
/ daʊ /

noun

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

Definition for dow (6 of 6)

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British Dictionary definitions for dow (1 of 3)

Dow

/ (daʊ, Dutch dɔu) /

noun

See Dou

British Dictionary definitions for dow (2 of 3)

dhow

/ (daʊ) /

noun

a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts

Word Origin for dhow

C19: from Arabic dāwa

British Dictionary definitions for dow (3 of 3)

Dou

Dow or Douw

/ (daʊ, Dutch dɔu) /

noun

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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