doze

Part of speech: noun

A light sleep; a drowse.

Part of speech: verb

To sleep lightly; drowse.

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Usage examples "doze":

  1. It was an ideal tree for the falcon, too, not only because it was a quiet spot where it could doze the hot hours away in safety, but also on account of the numbers of pigeons we used to keep. - "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
  2. Hortense had been for some time nodding over her knitting; fallen into a doze now, she made no response to the remark. - "Shirley", Charlotte Brontë.
  3. He would doze and waken and doze again. - "The Amazing Interlude", Mary Roberts Rinehart.