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dow1

[dou, doh] /daʊ, doʊ/
verb (used without object), dowed or dought
[dout] /daʊt/ (Show IPA),
dowing. Scot. and North England
1.
to be able.
2.
to thrive; prosper; do well.
Origin of dow1
900
before 900; Middle English dowen, doghen, Old English dugan to be worthy; cognate with German taugen; cf. doughty

dow2

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
dhow.

Dow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
Charles Henry, 1851–1902, U.S. journalist and publisher: a founder of Dow Jones company.
2.
Gerrard
[Dutch gey-rahrt] /Dutch ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
Dou, Gerard.
3.
Herbert Henry, 1866–1930, U.S. chemist, inventor, and industrialist.

Dow.

1.

dhow

or dau, dow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
any of various types of sailing vessels used by Arabs on the east African, Arabian, and Indian coasts, generally lateen-rigged on two or three masts.
Origin
1795-1805; < Arabic dāwa

Dou

or Douw, Dow

[dou] /daʊ/
noun
1.
Gerard
[gey-rahrt] /ˈgeɪ rɑrt/ (Show IPA),
1613–75, Dutch painter: pupil of Rembrandt.
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  • I cannot, I dow not, but give Christ an honourable and glorious testimony.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
  • "I down't see nothink wrong with it," the driver interrupted.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Drewyer shot at him about 130 yards and knocked him dow bet he recovered and got out of our reach.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • "down't mind 'im, 'Enery," said the wife, now weeping audibly.

    The Christian Hall Caine
  • I dow not, I dare not, but speak to others what God hath done to the soul of His poor, afflicted exile-prisoner.

    Letters of Samuel Rutherford Samuel Rutherford
British Dictionary definitions for dow

Dow

/daʊ; Dutch dɔu/
noun
1.
See Dou

dhow

/daʊ/
noun
1.
a lateen-rigged coastal Arab sailing vessel with one or two masts
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic dāwa

Dou

/daʊ; Dutch dɔu/
noun
1.
Gerard (ˈxeːrɑrt). 1613–75, Dutch portrait and genre painter
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Word Origin and History for dow

dhow

n.

1799, original language unknown, "single-masted native vessel used on Arabian Sea," later widely applied to all Arab vessels. Klein suggests a relation to Persian dav "running."

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