Dock meaning

dŏk
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.

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The solid part of an animal's tail, excluding the hair.
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To maneuver (a vessel or vehicle) into or next to a dock.
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To couple (two or more spacecraft, for example) in space.
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To move or come into or next to a dock.
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Any of various tall, coarse weeds (genus Rumex) of the buckwheat family, with stout taproots, small green or brown flowers, and large leaves.
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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.

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A floating platform attached to a mooring and used as a rest or play area when swimming.
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A platform or door at which trucks or trains load or unload cargo.
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The solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail.
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The tail of an animal after it has been bobbed or clipped.
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To clip short or cut off (an animal's tail, for example).
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To deprive of a benefit or a part of one's wages, especially as a punishment.

The company docks its employees for unauthorized absences.

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To withhold or deduct a part from (one's salary or wages).
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A demarcated or enclosed space where the defendant stands or sits in a court of law.
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A large structure or excavated basin for receiving ships, equipped with gates to keep water in or out.
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A landing pier; wharf.
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The area of water between two landing piers.
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A platform at which trucks or freight cars are loaded and unloaded.
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A building, platform, or area for servicing aircraft.
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To bring or pilot (a ship) to or into a dock and moor it.
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To join (vehicles) together in outer space.
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To come to or into a dock and moor.
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To join up with another vehicle in outer space.
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The place where the accused stands or sits in court.
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An animal's bobbed tail.
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To cut off the end of (a tail, etc.); clip or bob.
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To shorten the tail of by cutting.
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To deduct a part from (wages, etc.)
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To deduct a part from the wages of.
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To remove part of.
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The solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail.
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The tail of an animal after it has been bobbed or clipped.
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To clip short or cut off an animal's tail or other part.
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(1) (verb) To place a device into the cradle of a base station or insert a device into a base station. See docking station and dock connector.
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(US, rare, dated) A male given name or nickname.
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in the dock
  • On trial or under intense scrutiny.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of dock

  • Early 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English from Old English docce

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Obsolete Flemish docke cage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English dok

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition