[ 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.
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Origin of dow
before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen,Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen;cf. doughty
Other definitions for dow (2 of 3)
[ dou ]
/ daʊ /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for dow
/ (daʊ, Dutch dɔu) /
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