verb (used without object), dozed, doz·ing.
verb (used with object), dozed, doz·ing.
Origin of doze1
verb (used with or without object), dozed, doz·ing.
Origin of doze2
Examples from the Web for doze
Now if you don't mind,' says he, 'I'll lie down on that couch and doze off for about nine minutes before Mr. Tucker comes.The Gentle Grafter|O. Henry
He settled himself in his former place, curled up, and began to doze.The Pathless Trail|Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
The land was something of an earthly paradise, and men were tempted to doze in it rather than to develop its resources.South America|W. H. Koebel
Towards morning he fell into a doze, broken by unpleasant dreams, and woke with a confused consciousness of trouble.Audrey Craven|May Sinclair
It was not long after Hiram's departure that I sank into a doze.The Young Forester|Zane Grey
Word Origin for doze
1640s, probably from a Scandinavian source (cf. Old Norse dusa "to doze," Danish døse "to make dull," Swedish dialectal dusa "to sleep"); related to Old English dysig "foolish" (see dizzy). May have existed in dialect earlier than attested date. Related: Dozed; dozing. As a noun, from 1731.