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Meaning of DOWSE

Pronunciation:  daws

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
  2. [v]  cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
  3. [v]  slacken; "douse a rope"
  4. [v]  use a divining rod in search of underground water or metal
  5. [v]  wet thoroughly

DOWSE is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: douse, douse, dowsing, drench, rhabdomancy, soak, sop, souse
 See Also: bate, bedraggle, brine, divination, divine, flush, foretelling, fortune telling, remit, ret, slacken, sluice, soothsaying, wet, wet



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dowse\, v. t. [Cf. 1st {Douse}.]
    1. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
    2. [Cf. OD. doesen to strike, Norw. dusa to break.] To beat
       or thrash. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
  2. \Dowse\, v. i.
    To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water,
    ore, etc.
          Adams had the reputation of having dowsed successfully
          for more than a hundred wells.           --Eng. Cyc.
  3. \Dowse\, n.
    A blow on the face. [Low] --Colman.