Dorse vs Douse - What's the difference?

dorse | douse |


As nouns the difference between dorse and douse

is that dorse is the baltic or variable cod (gadus callarias ), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish or dorse can be the back of a book while douse is a blow; stroke.

As a verb douse is

(ambitransitive) to plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse or douse can be to strike.

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dorse

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(en noun)
  • The Baltic or variable cod (Gadus callarias ), by some believed to be the young of the common codfish.
  • Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) (lena) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The back of a book.
  • * Wood
  • Books, all richly bound, with gilt dorses .
    (Webster 1913) ----

    douse

    English

    Etymology 1

    Probably of (etyl) origin, related to (etyl) and (douse) below.

    Alternative forms

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    Verb

  • (ambitransitive) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse.
  • To fall suddenly into water.
  • (Hudibras)
  • To put out; to extinguish.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) duschen, .

    Verb

    (dous)
  • To strike.
  • (nautical) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A blow; stroke.
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