the docks

Definition of the docks

:the area in a town or city that has rows of docks, offices, and other buildings
  • We went down to the docks to watch the ships come in.

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. : any of a genus (Rumex) of coarse weedy plants of the buckwheat family having long taproots and sometimes used as potherbs

  2. : any of several usually broad-leaved weedy plants (as of the genus Silphium)

  1. : the solid part of an animal's tail as distinguished from the hair

  2. : the part of an animal's tail left after it has been shortened

  1. : to cut off the end of a body part of

  2. : to cut (part of an animal, such as the ears or a tail) short

  3. : to take away a part of : abridge

  1. : a usually artificial basin or enclosure for the reception of ships that is equipped with means for controlling the water height

  2. : slip:2

  3. : a place (such as a wharf or platform) for the loading or unloading of materials

  1. : to haul or guide into or alongside a dock

  2. : to join (two spacecraft) mechanically while in space

  3. : to come into or alongside a dock

  1. : the place in a criminal court where a prisoner stands or sits during trial


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