3. A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
Ask me never so much dowry and gift, and I will give . . .; but give me the damsel to wife.Gen. xxxiv.
(Dowse) v. t. [Cf. 1st Douse.]
1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
2. [Cf. OD. doesen to strike, Norw. dusa to break.] To beat or thrash. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Dowse), v. i. To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc.
Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully for more than a hundred wells.Eng. Cyc.
(Dowse), n. A blow on the face. [Low] Colman.
1. A divining rod used in searching for water, ore, etc., a dowsing rod. [Colloq.]
2. One who uses the dowser or divining rod. Eng. Cyc.
(Dowst) n. A dowse. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
(Dow"ve) n. A dove. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Dox`o*log"ic*al) a. Pertaining to doxology; giving praise to God. Howell.
(Dox*ol"o*gize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Doxologized; p. pr. & vb. n. Doxologizing.] To give
glory to God, as in a doxology; to praise God with doxologies.
(Dox*ol"o*gy) n.; pl. Doxologies [LL. doxologia, Gr. fr. praising, giving glory; opinion, estimation,
glory, praise (from to think, imagine) + to speak: cf. F. doxologie. See Dogma, and Legend.] In Christian
worship: A hymn expressing praise and honor to God; a form of praise to God designed to be sung or
chanted by the choir or the congregation.
David breaks forth into these triumphant praises and doxologies.South.
(Dox"y) n.; pl. Doxies [See Duck a pet.] A loose wench; a disreputable sweetheart. Shak.
(Doy"ly) n. See Doily.
(Doze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dozed (dozd); p. pr. & vb. n. Dozing.] [Prob. akin to daze, dizzy: cf.
Icel. dusa to doze, Dan. döse to make dull, heavy, or drowsy, dös dullness, drowsiness, dösig drowsy,
AS. dw&aemacrs dull, stupid, foolish. &radic71. Cf. Dizzy.] To slumber; to sleep lightly; to be in a dull
or stupefied condition, as if half asleep; to be drowsy.
If he happened to doze a little, the jolly cobbler waked him.L'Estrange.
(Doze), v. t.
1. To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.