- 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 docked ship.
dock definition by Webster's New World
- 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: origin, 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: ; from Flemish docke, dok, hutch, pen, cage
Origin: Middle 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: Middle 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: ME dokken < the n.
dock definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- The area of water between two piers or alongside a pier that receives a ship for loading, unloading, or repairs.
- A pier; a wharf.
- A group of piers on a commercial waterfront that serve as a general landing area for ships or boats. Often used in the plural.
- A platform at which trucks or trains load or unload cargo.
- To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or next to a dock.
- To couple (two or more spacecraft, for example) in space.
Origin: Dutch dok, from Middle Dutch doc, from dūken, to go under water, dive.
- The solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail.
- The tail of an animal after it has been bobbed or clipped.
- 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: Middle English dok.
Origin: Obsolete Flemish docke, cage.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English docce.
dock - Business Definition
dock - Computer Definition
(3) (Dock) The launching pad for applications in the Mac OS X operating system. See Mac Dock.
dock - Phrases/Idioms
in the dock