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dot – [ dot ] – / dɒt /

Noun

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  • a small, roundish mark made with or as if with a pen.
  • a minute or small spot on a surface; speck: There were dots of soot on the window sill.
  • anything relatively small or specklike.
  • a small specimen, section, amount, or portion: a dot of butter.
  • a period, especially as used when pronouncing an Internet address.
  • Music.
  • a point placed after a note or rest, to indicate that the duration of the note or rest is to be increased one half. A double dot further increases the duration by one half the value of the single dot.
  • a point placed under or over a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
  • Telegraphy. 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.
  • Printing. an individual element in a halftone reproduction.

Verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

  • to mark with or as if with a dot or dots.
  • to stud or diversify with or as if with dots: Trees dot the landscape.
  • to form or cover with dots: He dotted a line across the page.
  • Cookery. to sprinkle with dabs of butter, margarine, or the like: Dot the filling with butter.

 

Verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.

to make a dot or dots.

WORDS RELATED TO DOT
droplet, fleck, speck, dab, sprinkle, stud, pepper, tittle, jot, mote, particle, point, spot, period, grain, atom, circle, mite, iota, pinpoint

IDIOMS FOR DOT

  • dot one’s i’s and cross one’s t’s, to be meticulous or precise, even to the smallest detail.
  • on the dot, Informal. precisely; exactly at the time specified: The guests arrived at eight o’clock on the dot.
  • the year dot, British Informal. very long ago.

dot – [ dot, dawt ] – / dɒt, dɔt /

Noun Civil Law.

  • dowry.

ORIGIN OF DOT
1850–55; < French < Latin dōtem, accusative of dōs dowry, akin to dāre to give

OTHER WORDS FROM DOT

  • do·tal [doht-l] , adjective

Dot – [ dot ] -/ dɒt /

Noun

  • a female given name, form of Dorothea and Dorothy.

 

DOT

  • Department of Transportation.
    Dictionary of Occupational Titles.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DOT

  • Griffin mined the portfolios of four artists to create the vast collection of images that dot the book.
  • That question is being raised again in light of previously unseen chat logs uncovered by Motherboard and the Daily Dot.
  • Then after 9/11 and the Dot Com Crash, the money for a lot of the tech consulting she was doing in New York City dried up.
  • A circle with a dot may be “3” on the keypad, while an arrow could be “9.”
  • The recording point will in this manner be gently pressed against the glass plate, marking the dot, and then gradually set free.
  • Dot herself hated working the pump—it blistered her little hands.
  • In the diagrams of the meta-compounds the dot becomes a heart, in order to show the resultants of the lines of force.
  • And Dot leaned on his crutches and looked round with bright wide-open eyes.
  • Dot looked up at her friends when she heard this and shook her head energetically.
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