verb (used without object), dozed, doz·ing.
verb (used with object), dozed, doz·ing.
Origin of doze1
Definition for dozed (2 of 2)
verb (used with or without object), dozed, doz·ing.
Origin of doze2
Examples from the Web for dozed
Rector was attending a Sunday night game between the Yankees and Red Sox when he dozed off.
My guess is he developed some irritation from flying and forgot to take his contact lenses out as he dozed off.Everything You Wanted To Know About Bob Costas’s Olympic Pinkeye|Kent Sepkowitz|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They watched us from a distance as we dozed on kilim rugs after lunch.
I dozed off twice while watching Zero Hour and kept having to rewind to the beginning to this tepid and snooze-inducing pilot.
Guys actually closed their eyes and dozed off while they ran.
She dozed on the edge of sleep, unable to yield herself to it wholly.Vittoria, Complete|George Meredith
The day had been long, the coffee and cigarettes had been heavy, and we dozed away in the sensuous atmosphere.Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The boat was still keeping close under the trees, on the left shore of the lake, and he lay back again, and dozed off to sleep.With Wolfe in Canada|G. A. Henty
Bit by bit the ground hardened, and if by chance we dozed we stuck to it.The Crossing|Winston Churchill
The blue eyes met mine—there rose the rushy pool, there dozed the broken boat.1492|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for dozed (1 of 2)
Word Origin for dozed
British Dictionary definitions for dozed (2 of 2)
Word Origin for doze
Word Origin and History for dozed
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.