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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.
  • proper n. shortened form of the dow-jones index or Dow Jones Industrial Average.
  • transitive v. To furnish with a dower; to endow.

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.
  • To endow.
  • To give up; bestow.
  • n. Dough.
  • n. A cake.
  • n. A dialectal (Scotch) form of dove.
  • 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)



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