5 letter word starting with dow

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dowdy superl. Showing a vulgar taste in dress; awkward and slovenly in dress; vulgar-looking., An awkward, vulgarly dressed, inelegant woman.
dowel noun A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position., A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces may be nailed to it., To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.
dower noun That with which one is gifted or endowed; endowment; gift., The property with which a woman is endowed, That which a woman brings to a husband in marriage; dowry., That portion of the real estate of a man which his widow enjoys during her life, or to which a woman is entitled after the death of her husband.
dowle noun Feathery or wool-like down; filament of a feather.
downy adjective Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs., Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet., Cunning; wary.
dowry noun A gift; endowment., The money, goods, or estate, which a woman brings to her husband in marriage; a bride’s portion on her marriage. See Note under Dower., A gift or presents for the bride, on espousal. See Dower.
dowse verb t. To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse., To beat or thrash., To use the dipping or divining rod, as in search of water, ore, etc., A blow on the face.
dowst noun A dowse.
dowve noun A dove.