What does dory mean?

Definitions for doryˈdɔr i, ˈdoʊr i

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dinghy, dory, rowboat(noun)

    a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

  2. walleye, walleyed pike, jack salmon, dory, Stizostedion vitreum(noun)

    pike-like freshwater perches

  3. dory(noun)

    marine fishes widely distributed in mid-waters and deep slope waters


  1. dory(Noun)

    A small flat bottomed boat used for fishing both offshore and on rivers.

  2. dory(Noun)

    Any of several different families of large-eyed, silvery, deep-bodied, laterally compressed, and roughly discoid marine fish.

  3. Origin: * Attested in American English of 1709 ; assumed to be related to Central of Western Indian language.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dory(noun)

    a European fish. See Doree, and John Doree

  2. Dory(noun)

    the American wall-eyed perch; -- called also dore. See Pike perch

  3. Dory(noun)

    a small, strong, flat-bottomed rowboat, with sharp prow and flaring sides

  4. Origin: [Named from 1st color, fr. F. dore gilded, fr. dorer to gild, L. deaurare. See Deaurate, and cf. Aureole.]


  1. Dory

    The dory is a small, shallow-draft boat, about 5 to 7 metres or 16 to 23 feet long. It is usually a lightweight boat with high sides, a flat bottom and sharp bows. They are easy to build because of their simple lines. For centuries, dories have been used as traditional fishing boats, both in coastal waters and in the open sea. Variant spellings are doree and dori. The British Royal Navy spells it dorey.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dory

    dō′ri, n. a fish of a golden-yellow colour.—Also John Dory and Doree. [Fr. dorée, from dorer, to gild—L. deaurāre, to gild—de, of, with, and aurum, gold. John is simply the ordinary name.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dory in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It's amazing when you look at the longevity of this brand, the viability of it, and the unfettered enthusiasm pretty much everyone has for Pixar, finding Dory.

  2. Terry Gilbert:

    I don't want to be a naysayer here and rule out the possibility that everything is going to be hunky-dory ... but knowing how the Cleveland Police Department has handled situations in the past, I just don't have confidence that it's going to work, until I see the actual situation next week, I'm going to be worried.

  3. Bob Harper:

    I was like Dory from ‘Finding Nemo’ because I had this short-term memory, so I was reliving the heart attack over and over again, i was like, ‘Wait, why am I here? What happened to me?’ And 10 minutes later I was asking the same thing and getting super emotional. It was hugely shocking for me. I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve learned a lot about the fact that genetics played a part in this. It’s so important to know your health.

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