Dot Definition

dŏt
dots, dotted, dotting
noun
dots
A tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object.
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A point used in orthography or punctuation.
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Any small, round spot.
Polka dots.
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The basic unit of composition for an image produced by a device that prints text or graphics on paper.
A resolution of 900 dots per inch.
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A tiny amount.
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verb
dots, dotted, dotting
To mark with or as with a dot.
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To make or form with dots.
A dotted line.
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To make a dot or dots.
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To cover with or as with dots; appear as dotlike parts in.
Gas stations dotted the landscape.
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Dot is defined as to add a small spot to something.
An example of dot is using a pen to add a mark to the top of a lower case j.
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abbreviation
Department of Transportation.
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pronoun

Diminutive of the female given name Dorothy.

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Marion Estelle Edison (1873
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idiom
dot (one's) i's
  • To be thorough or painstaking in attending to details.
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on
  • Exactly at the appointed time; punctual or punctually:

    arrived at nine o'clock on the dot.

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connect the dots
  • to put discrete or seemingly unrelated pieces of information together to form a theory, explanation, etc.
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dot one's i's and cross one's t's
  • to be minutely correct or detailed in doing or saying something
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on the dot
  • at the exact time or point
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Other Word Forms of Dot

Noun

Singular:
dot
Plural:
dots

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Dot

Origin of Dot

  • French from Latin dōs dōt- dowry dō- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Middle English dot from Old English dott head of a boil

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

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