from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Dow, Charles Henry 1851-1902. American economist and publisher who with Edward D. Jones (1856-1920) established Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (1882), a publisher of financial bulletins. In 1889 he founded the Wall Street Journal.
- Dow, Herbert Henry 1866-1930. American chemist and manufacturer who developed and patented more than 100 chemical processes and founded the Dow Chemical Company (1897).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. Dow Jones Average
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of vessel. See dhow.
- transitive v. To furnish with a dower; to endow.
- proper n. shortened form of the dow-jones index or Dow Jones Industrial Average.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be good, as for a purpose; be proper or fitting; suit.
- To be of use; profit; avail.
- To be able; can.
- To be (well or ill); do. See do.
- n. Dough.
- n. A cake.
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of dove.
- To endow.
- To give up; bestow.
- n. See dhow.
- n. A hewing-knife which serves on occasion as a sword.
- n. An abbreviation of dowager.
Variant of Daw from David or daw, and of Duff from Scottish Gaelic. (Wiktionary)