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Dow

1

[ dou ]

noun

  1. none the Dow or the Dow Jones, a shortened form of Dow Jones average:

    The Dow is up nearly 8,400 points from its record low on February 12.

    The 7 percent drop in the Dow Jones was a harbinger of the precipice on which the economy was then hanging.



Dow

2

[ dou ]

noun

  1. Charles Henry, 1851–1902, U.S. journalist and publisher: a founder of Dow Jones company.
  2. Ger·rard [gey, -, r, ah, r, t]. Dou, Gerard.
  3. Herbert Henry, 1866–1930, U.S. chemist, inventor, and industrialist.

dow

3

[ dou, doh ]

verb (used without object)

, Scot. and North England.
dowingdowed or dought [dout],
  1. to be able.
  2. to thrive; prosper; do well.

Dow.

4

abbreviation for

  1. dowager.

Dow

/ daʊ; dɔu /

noun

  1. See Dou


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Dow1

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

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Example Sentences

That’s the question raised last week, as a host of companies—Marriott, AT&T, American Express, Best Buy, Cisco, Comcast, Dow and Amazon among them—suspended campaign contributions to members of Congress who challenged the election results.

From Fortune

Dow, a chemical company with 36,000 workers worldwide, said its decision to cut off political donations to the 147 Republican lawmakers would last for an entire election cycle — two years for House members and six years for senators.

Providing generous help and offering hope to people who went to bed hungry after watching other people celebrate the Dow hitting 30,000 for the first time might give us a start on healing some of the divisiveness wracking our country.

The Dow, which last week surpassed 30,000 for the first time, is ahead nearly 13 percent and on pace for its best month since 1987.

The push into value stocks has propelled the Dow and Russell 2000 to all-time highs, with volumes that suggest the rally has plenty of legs.

From Fortune

On Friday, both the Dow and the S&P 500 closed at record highs.

Side effects may include recession, job contraction, 401(k) bruising, recurrent Dow fluctuation, and IRA bleeding.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average soared nearly 200 points, closing above 16,000.

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.

Lorenzo Dow is still remembered by some of the "old fogies" as one of the most eccentric men that ever lived.

"I am more than a Captain," said the General, opening his overcoat slightly, to show his double dow of buttons.

Daugh-ter and I had been watch-ing the child from the li-bra-ry win-dow.

Dow overheard the remark, and rising, preached to his hearers such a sermon on Gehenna that they never forgot it, or him.

Beside him lay a vacant timber claim, and he invited a young man named Dow to take it, Dow boarded with Branson.

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