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1dot

noun \ˈdät\

Definition of DOT

1
:  a small spot :  speck
2
:  a small round mark: as
a (1) :  a small point made with a pointed instrument <a dot on the chart marked the ship's position>
(2) :  a small round mark used in orthography or punctuation <put a dot over the i>
b :  a centered point used as a multiplication sign (as in 6 · 5 = 30)
c (1) :  a point after a note or rest in music indicating augmentation of the time value by one half
(2) :  a point over or under a note indicating that it is to be played staccato
3
:  a precise point especially in time <arrived at six on the dot>
4
:  a short click or buzz forming a letter or part of a letter (as in the Morse code)
5
:  a point used to separate components of an address on the Internet

Origin of DOT

Middle English *dot, from Old English dott head of a boil; akin to Old High German tutta nipple
First Known Use: 1674

2dot

verb

: to mark (something) with a dot

: to appear at many different places on the surface of (something)

: to put a small amount of something on different parts of (a surface)

dot·teddot·ting

Full Definition of DOT

transitive verb
1
:  to mark with a dot
2
:  to intersperse with dots or objects scattered at random <boats dotting the lake>
intransitive verb
:  to make a dot
dot·ter noun

Examples of DOT

  1. Don't forget to dot the i.
  2. Quaint cottages dot the countryside.
  3. The fields were dotted with wildflowers.
  4. Dot the cream all over your face.

First Known Use of DOT

circa 1740

3dot

noun \ˈdt\

Definition of DOT

:  dowry 2

Origin of DOT

French, from Latin dot-, dos dowry
First Known Use: 1855

DOT

abbreviation

Definition of DOT

Department of Transportation
DOT Defined for Kids

1dot

noun \ˈdät\

Definition of DOT for Kids

1
:  a small point, mark, or spot
2
:  a certain point in time <noon on the dot>
3
:  a short click forming a letter or part of a letter (as in Morse code)

2dot

verb
dot·teddot·ting

Definition of DOT for Kids

:  to mark with or as if with small spots <Dot your i's.>
Medical Dictionary

dot

noun \ˈdät\

Medical Definition of DOT

:  a small spot or speck—see maurer's dots, schuffner's dots
July 02, 2015
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comprehension or the fear of future evil
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