What does DOT mean?

Definitions for DOTdɒt, dɔt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DOT.

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"


  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

  7. Origin: [F., fr. L. dos, dotis, dowry. See Dower, and cf. Dote dowry.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dot

    dot, n. any small mark made with a pen or sharp point.—v.t. to mark with dots: to diversify with objects.—v.i. to form dots:—pr.p. dot′ting; pa.p. dot′ted.—Dot and carry, in addition, to set down the units and carry over the tens to the next column. [Prob. related to the Dut. dot, a little lump.]

Suggested Resources

  1. DOT

    What does DOT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the DOT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

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 for DOT »

  1. DTO, ODT, tod


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOT in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DOT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cyrano Savinien de Bergerac:

    A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

  2. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    What I think is that the Fed doesn't believe their own 'dot plot' anymore.

  3. Keith Loveard:

    It's the fact of the law that you have to cross every 't' and dot every 'i'.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Wisdom and world are walking often in the opposite direction even in a www dot com era

  5. Joseph Szabo:

    The DOT is to be applauded for aggressively moving the ball forward on crude by rail safety.

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