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

Thesaurus

dock

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. a structure used by boats and ships for taking on or landing cargo and passengers <the boat remained tied up at the dock for a week, waiting for the weather to clear> Synonyms float, jetty, landing, levee, pier, quai, quay, wharf Related Words berth, mooring, slip; embarcadero [West]; dockyard, marina, quayage, shipyard, wharfage




dock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. 1 to make less in extent or duration <the editorial was docked by about a hundred words to make it fit on the page> Synonyms abbreviate, abridge, curtail, cut back, dock, elide, syncopate, truncateRelated Words abstract, digest, encapsulate, epitomize, recapitulate, summarize, sum up; abate, compress, constrict, contract, cut, cut down, pare, prune, trim; decrease, de-escalate, deflate, diminish, downsize, dwindle, lessen, lower, moderate, modify, reduce, retrench, shrink, slash, subtract (from), taperNear Antonyms enlarge, expand, supplement; add, aggrandize, amplify, augment, balloon, boost, dilate, escalate, heighten, increase, maximize, pump up, raise; blow up, distend, inflate, swellAntonyms elongate, extend, lengthen, prolong, protract

  2. 2 to make (something) shorter or smaller with the use of a cutting instrument <the boxer's tail was docked soon after birth> Synonyms bob, crop, cut, cut back, dock, lop (off), nip, pare, poll, prune, shave, shear, snip, trimRelated Words skive, whittle; manicure, mow; pinch, stump; curtail, shortenNear Antonyms elongate, extend, lengthen




dock

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dock

  1. to stop at or near a place along the shore <the cruise ship docked at the first port of call early the next morning> Synonyms anchor, dockRelated Words berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembarkNear Antonyms embark, launch, sail




Learn More about dock


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by grandiloquent style

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

alt-5746713d76276

Which of these is a synonym of nonplus?

reduce soothe disapprove perplex
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ