dot – [ dot ] – / dɒt /
- 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.
- 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.
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 /
- a female given name, form of Dorothea and Dorothy.
- 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.