from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To be half-asleep: drowsed in the warm sun.
- transitive v. To make drowsy: "drowsed with the fume of poppies” ( John Keats).
- transitive v. To pass (time) by drowsing.
- n. The condition of being sleepy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being sleepy and inactive.
- v. To be sleepy and inactive (also figurative).
- v. To nod off; to fall asleep.
- v. To advance drowsily. (Used especially in the phrase "drowse one's way" ⇒ sleepily make one's way.)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A slight or imperfect sleep; a doze.
- intransitive v. To sleep imperfectly or unsoundly; to slumber; to be heavy with sleepiness; to doze.
- transitive v. To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be heavy with sleepiness; be half asleep; hence, to be heavy or dull.
- Synonyms Doze, Slumber, etc. See sleep
- n. A state of somnolency; a half-sleep.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be on the verge of sleeping
- v. sleep lightly or for a short period of time
- n. a light fitful sleep
The instant I put out the lamp and drowse off the irritation starts and the lumps on my skin begin to form.
And Captain Tom regretted the temporary indisposition that prevented immediate departure with them, and continued to sit and drowse more and more in the big chair.
They drowse in the church, flap hands, clap hymns, and praise his name, his game of shame, his sins. posted by Hal Duncan | 3: 08 AM
On them too was the drowse of blood-intimacy, calves sucking and hens running together in droves, and young geese palpitating in the hand while the food was pushed down their throttle.
From the far edge of her weighted drowse a voice filtered through in blurred staccato bursts.
Personally, if the kid does not do anything during the session, if I drowse beside him, I don't care.
Puffed up on prednisone, I drowse, immune to most skirmishes.
Coyotes were crepuscular in their normal prowling habits and would often drowse away the daylight hours.
“If you stand near its fountain in the middle of the lobby, where ducks waddle and turtles drowse, ultimately you will see everybody who is anybody in the Delta.”
And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul?