doss

[dos] Chiefly British.
noun
1.
a place to sleep, especially in a cheap lodging house.
verb (used without object)
3.
to sleep or lie down in any convenient place.

Origin:
1775–85; origin obscure

Dictionary.com Unabridged

DOS

[daws, dos]
noun Computers.
any of several single-user, command-driven operating systems for microcomputers, especially MS DOS.

Origin:
d(isk) o(perating) s(ystem)

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To doss
Collins
World English Dictionary
DOS (dɒs)
 
n acronym for
disk-operating system, often prefixed, as in MS-DOS and PC-DOS; a computer operating system

doss (dɒs)
 
vb (often foll by down) (often foll by around)
1.  to sleep, esp in a dosshouse
2.  to pass time aimlessly
 
n
3.  a bed, esp in a dosshouse
4.  a slang word for sleep
5.  short for dosshouse
6.  a task or pastime requiring little effort: making a film is a bit of a doss
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Abbreviations & Acronyms
DOS
  1. denial of service

  2. Department of State

  3. disk operating system

The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Doss was subsequently charged with driving while intoxicated and pleaded guilty to the charge.
Doss believes the yew insecticide synergists may work the same way.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature