Definitions for DOTdɒt, dɔt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dotdɒt(n.; v.)dot•ted, dot•ting.
(n.)a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.
a small spot; speck.
a period, esp. as used in pronouncing an Internet address.
a small amount.
a point placed after a musical note or rest increasing the duration by one half the value. a point placed under or over a musical note indicating staccato.
Category: Music and Dance
a signal of shorter duration than a dash, used in groups along with groups of dashes and spaces to represent letters, as in Morse code.
Category: Cryptography, Telegraphy and Telephony
an individual element in a halftone reproduction.
(v.t.)to mark with or as if with a dot or dots.
to cover or sprinkle with or as if with dots.
to form with dots.
(v.i.)to make a dot or dots.
Idioms for dot:
on the dot,exactly on time.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of dot:
bef. 1000; perh. continuing OE dott head of a boil, though not attested in ME
Ref: dowry (def. 1). 1
Origin of dot:
1850–55; < F < L dōtem, acc. of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give
Department of Transportation.
Category: Government, Titles, Associations, Organizations
a very small circular shape
"a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"
Department of Transportation, Transportation, DoT(noun)
the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
acid, back breaker, battery-acid, dose, dot, Elvis, loony toons, Lucy in the sky with diamonds, pane, superman, window pane, Zen(verb)
street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
dot, stud, constellate(verb)
scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
"Hills constellated with lights"
scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)
"He scattered gun powder under the wagon"
make a dot or dots
mark with a dot
"dot your `i's"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a small spot or mark
red and white dots
indicates the written symbol ( . ) in email or web addresses
***.com is pronounced "dot com."
at the exact time of
She arrived at 6 on the dot.
diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.
Origin: From dott.
a marriage portion; dowry
a small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark
anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child
to mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line
to mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages
to make dots or specks
When used as a diacritic mark, the term dot is usually reserved for the Interpunct, or to the glyphs 'combining dot above' and 'combining dot below' which may be combined with some letters of the extended Latin alphabets in use in Central European languages and Vietnamese.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'DOT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3745
Rank popularity for the word 'DOT' in Nouns Frequency: #2157
Translations for DOT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a small, round mark
She marked the paper with a dot.
- pontoPortuguese (BR)
- der PunktGerman
- τελεία, βούλαGreek
- punkt, täppEstonian
- stip, puntDutch
- prikk, punktNorwegian
- ټكى، خالPashto
- prick, punktSwedish
- nokta, benekTurkish
- 圓點Chinese (Trad.)
- chấm nhỏVietnamese
- 圆点Chinese (Simp.)
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