A docked ship.
- The definition of a dock is a pier for boats or a platform for cars, trucks, etc.
An example of dock is where a person parks his boat.
- Dock is defined as to bring a boat, ship or other vehicle into a landing pier or platform.
An example of to dock is to bring a boat into its "parking space" and tie it down.
- a large structure or excavated basin for receiving ships, equipped with gates to keep water in or out
- a landing pier; wharf
- the area of water between two landing piers
- a platform at which trucks or freight cars are loaded and unloaded
- a building, platform, or area for servicing aircraft
Origin of dockorigin, originally , mud channel made by a vessel's bottom at low tide: hence, dock from Middle Dutch docke, channel from Italian doccia, conduit, canal: see douche
- to bring or pilot (a ship) to or into a dock and moor it
- to join (vehicles) together in outer space
- to come to or into a dock and moor
- to join up with another vehicle in outer space
Origin of dockfrom Flemish docke, dok, hutch, pen, cage
Origin of dockMiddle English dokke from Old English docce, akin to Middle High German tocke, bundle, tuft
- the solid part of an animal's tail, excluding the hair
- an animal's bobbed tail
Origin of dockMiddle English dok from Old English -docca or Old Norse dockr, a short, stumpy tail, akin to dock
- to cut off the end of (a tail, etc.); clip or bob
- to shorten the tail of by cutting
- to deduct a part from (wages, etc.)
- to deduct a part from the wages of
- to remove part of
Origin of dockME dokken < the n.
- a. A platform extending from a shore over water, used to secure, protect, and provide access to a boat or ship; a pier.b. docks An area along a commercial waterfront having docks or piers.c. The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a vessel for loading, unloading, or repairs: The boat moved slowly into the dock.
- A floating platform attached to a mooring and used as a rest or play area when swimming.
- A platform or door at which trucks or trains load or unload cargo.
- Computers See docking station.
verbdocked, dock·ing, docks
- To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or next to a dock.
- To couple (two or more spacecraft, for example) in space.
Origin of dockEarly Modern English dok area of mud in which a ship can rest at low tide, dock Middle Dutch docke area of water between two piers or alongside a pier, of unknown origin
- The solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail.
- The tail of an animal after it has been bobbed or clipped.
transitive verbdocked, dock·ing, docks
- To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
- To deprive of a benefit or a part of one's wages, especially as a punishment: The company docks its employees for unauthorized absences.
- To withhold or deduct a part from (one's salary or wages).
Origin of dockMiddle English dok
Origin of dockObsolete Flemish docke cage
Origin of dockMiddle English from Old English docce
- (US, rare, dated) A male given name or nickname.
dock - Computer Definition
(3) (Dock) The launching pad for applications in the Mac OS X operating system. See Mac Dock.