—v.i. 1. to sleep lightly or fitfully.
2. to fall into a light sleep unintentionally (often fol. by off): He dozed off during the sermon. 3. to sleep for a short time; nap.
4. to be dull or half asleep.
—v.t. to pass or spend (time) in drowsiness (often fol. by away): He dozed away the afternoon.
—n. a light or fitful sleep; nap.
Pronunciation: (dōz),[key] —v.t., v.i.,dozed, doz•ing. Informal.to clear or level with a bulldozer.