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dot

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noun \ˈdät\

Definition of dot

  1. 1 :  a small spot :  speck

  2. 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. 3 :  a precise point especially in time <arrived at six on the dot>

  4. 4 :  a short click or buzz forming a letter or part of a letter (as in the Morse code)

  5. 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


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dot

verb

Simple Definition of dot

  • : 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)

Full Definition of dot

dot·teddot·ting

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark with a dot

  3. 2 :  to intersperse with dots or objects scattered at random <boats dotting the lake>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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.



Circa 1740

First Known Use of dot

circa 1740


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dot

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noun \ˈdȯt\

Definition of dot

  1. :  dowry 2



Origin of dot

French, from Latin dot-, dos dowry


First Known Use: 1855


DOT

abbreviation

Definition of DOT

  1. Department of Transportation




Medical Dictionary

dot

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noun \ˈdät\

Medical Definition of dot

  1. :  a small spot or speck—see maurer's dots, schuffner's dots






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