Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

dotted line

Definition of dotted line

  1. 1 :  a line that is made up of a series of dots

  2. 2 :  a line on a document that marks where one should sign <Sign your name on the dotted line.>



Word by Word Definitions

dotplay dotted
  1. :  a small spot :  speck

    :  a small round mark: as

    :  a small point made with a pointed instrument

  1. :  to mark with a dot

    :  to intersperse with dots or objects scattered at random

    :  to make a dot

  1. :  dowry

lineplay
  1. :  a length of cord or cord-like material: as

    :  a comparatively strong slender cord

    :  clothesline

  1. :  to mark or cover with a line or lines

    :  to depict with lines :  draw

    :  to place or form a line along

  1. :  to cover the inner surface of

    :  to put something in the inside of :  fill

    :  to serve as the lining of


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dotted line? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).