What does the word doze mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by Charlotte Brontë
  3. He would doze and waken and doze again. – The Amazing Interlude by Mary Roberts Rinehart