Dow, or the acronym DOW, may refer to:

1 People
2 Business
3 Academia
4 Places
5 Indigenous peoples
6 Fiction
7 Science
8 Acronym
9 See also


Dow (surname)
Dow Finsterwald (born 1929), American professional golfer


Dow Chemical Company, a manufacturer of plastics and other chemicals
Dow Corning, a multinational corporation headquartered in Midland, Michigan, USA
Dow Jones & Company, a financial publisher
Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of major stocks
Dow Jones–AIG Commodity Index, a commodity price index
Dow Breweries, a former Quebec brewing company
Doppler on Wheels, DOW, Doppler On Wheels mobile radar facility used in tornado, hurricane and other weather research


Dow University of Health Sciences, formerly Dow Medical College, in Pakistan


Dow, California, in Kern County
Dow, Kentucky

Indigenous peoples

Dow people, an Indian tribe in Brazil, from the Maku family


Black Dow, a character in Joe Abercrombie’s First Law trilogy.
Dow, a character in the Fusion comics series


Dow process, the electrolytic method of bromine extraction from brine


Day of week, an abbreviation often used in date formats
Declaration of war, a formal act by which one nation goes to war against another
Deep ocean water, a marine term
Died of wounds, a military casualty classification
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, a strategy video game
Doppler On Wheels, an experimental portable Doppler radar device used for meteorological research
United States Department of War, an extinct department now part of the United States Department of Defense
Days of Wonder, a board games company

See also

Dhow, a traditional Arab sailing ship
Dowe (disambiguation)