Definitions for DOTdɒt, dɔt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dotdɒt(n.; v.)dot•ted, dot•ting.

  1. (n.)a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.

  2. a small spot; speck.

  3. a period, esp. as used in pronouncing an Internet address.

  4. a small amount.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. an individual element in a halftone reproduction.

    Category: Printing

  8. (v.t.)to mark with or as if with a dot or dots.

  9. to cover or sprinkle with or as if with dots.

  10. to form with dots.

  11. (v.i.)to make a dot or dots.

Idioms for dot:

  1. 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


dotdɒt, dɔt(n.)

  1. Category: Law

    Ref: dowry (def. 1). 1

Origin of dot:

1850–55; < F < L dōtem, acc. of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give

do•talˈdoʊt l(adj.)


  1. Department of Transportation.

    Category: Government, Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. point, dot(noun)

    a very small circular shape

    "a row of points"; "draw lines between the dots"

  2. Department of Transportation, Transportation, DoT(noun)

    the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966

  3. dot, dit(noun)

    the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code

  4. 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

  5. dot, stud, constellate(verb)

    scatter or intersperse like dots or studs

    "Hills constellated with lights"

  6. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperse(verb)

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

  7. dot(verb)

    make a dot or dots

  8. dot(verb)

    mark with a dot

    "dot your `i's"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. dot(noun)ɒt, dɔt

    a small spot or mark

    red and white dots

  2. dotɒt, dɔt

    indicates the written symbol ( . ) in email or web addresses

    ***.com is pronounced "dot com."

  3. dotɒt, dɔt

    at the exact time of

    She arrived at 6 on the dot.


  1. Dot(ProperNoun)

    diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.

  2. Origin: From dott.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dot(noun)

    a marriage portion; dowry

  2. Dot(noun)

    a small point or spot, made with a pen or other pointed instrument; a speck, or small mark

  3. Dot(noun)

    anything small and like a speck comparatively; a small portion or specimen; as, a dot of a child

  4. Dot(verb)

    to mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a line

  5. Dot(verb)

    to mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages

  6. Dot(verb)

    to make dots or specks


  1. Dot

    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

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3745

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DOT' in Nouns Frequency: #2157

Anagrams of DOT

  1. DTO, ODT, tod

Translations for DOT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a small, round mark

She marked the paper with a dot.

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