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Dock

Dock appears in the following tongue twister:

  • To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock,
    In a pestilential prison, with a life-long lock,
    Awaiting the sensation of a short, sharp shock,
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    A dull, dark dock, a life-long lock,
    A short, sharp shock, a big black block!
    To sit in solemn silence in a pestilential prison,
    And awaiting the sensation
    From a cheap and chippy chopper on a big black block!
    (by W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan from The Mikado)

Dock appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Stark codicil or frolic: I dock rats.
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DOCK is a horizontally symmetrical word. More symmetrical terms!

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun dock:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb dock:

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The word dock is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun dock

What does dock mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: docks

  1. an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
    • domain: jurisprudence / law
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: enclosure = a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  2. any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
  3. a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of dock: pier / wharf / wharfage
    • more generic word: platform = a raised horizontal surface
    • more specific words:
      • levee = a pier that provides a landing place on a river
      • quay = wharf usually built parallel to the shoreline
    • parts:
  4. a platform where trucks or trains can be loaded or unloaded
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of dock: loading dock
    • more generic word: platform = a raised horizontal surface
  5. landing in a harbor next to a pier where ships are loaded and unloaded or repaired; may have gates to let water in or out
  6. the solid bony part of the tail of an animal as distinguished from the hair
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: body part = any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
    • part of: tail = the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  7. a short or shortened tail of certain animals
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • synonyms of dock: bob / bobtail
    • more generic word: tail = the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body

Alternative definition of the noun dock

noun

  1. Any of the genus Rumex of coarse weedy plants with small green flowers related to buckwheat, especially the common dock, and used as potherbs and in folk medicine, especially in curing nettle rash.
  2. A burdock plant, or the leaves of that plant.
  3. The fleshy root of an animal's tail, which remains after the tail has been docked.
  4. [obsolete] The buttocks or anus.
  5. A fixed structure attached to shore to which a vessel is secured when in port.
  6. The body of water between two piers or wharves.
  7. A section of a hotel or restaurant, as in coffee dock
  8. [electronics] A device designed as a base for holding a connected portable appliance such as a laptop computer (in this case, referred to as a docking station), or a mobile telephone, for providing the necessary electrical charge for its autonomy, or as a hardware extension for additional capabilities.
  9. [computing, graphical user interface] A toolbar that provides the user with a way of launching applications, and switching between running applications.
  10. An act of docking; joining two things together.
  11. Part of a courtroom where the accused sits.

Specialised definition of the noun dock

Glossary of sports

a harbour, a place where ships can load or unload (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Definition of the verb dock

What does dock mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: docked | docking | docks

  1. come into dock
  2. deprive someone of benefits, as a penalty
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: deprive = keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
  3. deduct from someone's wages
  4. remove or shorten the tail of an animal
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of dock: bob / tail
    • more generic word: cut = separate with or as if with an instrument
  5. maneuver into a dock
    • examples: dock the ships | The men dock the boat
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - human or organization] [Verb] [Theme]Lydia pocketed the change
      [Agent - human or organization] [Verb] [Theme] in / on / under [Location]Lydia pocketed the change in her left pocket
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb]The plane landed
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Location]I landed there
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] in / on / under [Location]I landed in Russia

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): berth, drydock, ground, land, lodge, stable.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • antonym: undock
    • more generic words: channelise / channelize / direct / guide / head / maneuver / manoeuver / manoeuvre / point / steer = direct the course
    • more specific words: dry-dock / drydock = maneuver (a ship) into a drydock

Alternative definition of the verb dock

verb

  1. To cut off a section of an animal's tail.
  2. To reduce (wages); to deduct.
  3. [intransitive] To land at a harbour.
  4. To join two moving items.
  5. [transitive, computing] To drag a user interface element (such as a toolbar) to a position on screen where it snaps into place.

Characters

  1. Dock is a fictional character from the 1971 film Fleur bleue.
  2. Dock is a fictional character from the 2014 film Harbinger Down.
  3. Dock is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like Dock Crew, Dock Ellis, Dock Worker and Dock Foreman.

Miscellanea

  1. Dock: A dock is a human-made structure or group of structures involved in the handling of boats or ships, usually on or close to a shore.
    • also known as molo, 船塢
  2. Dock: A dock or Quick Launch bar is a graphical user interface element that typically provides the user with a way of launching, switching between, and monitoring running programs or applications. The dock can exist as an autonomous entity or incorporated within another GUI element, such as a Taskbar.
  3. The Dock is a prominent feature of the graphical user interface of the OS X operating system. It is used to launch applications and switch between running applications. The Dock is also a prominent feature of OS X's predecessor NeXTSTEP and OpenStep operating systems. The earliest known implementations of a dock are found in operating systems such as RISC OS and NextStep. iOS has its own version of the Dock for iPhone and iPad.
  4. DOCK is a family of related proteins involved in intracellular signalling networks. Studies to date suggest that this family act as guanine nucleotide exchange factors for small G proteins of the Rho family, such as Rac and Cdc42.
  5. DOCK: The program UCSF DOCK was created in the 1980s by Irwin "Tack" Kuntz's Group, and was the first docking program. DOCK uses geometric algorithms to predict the binding modes of small molecules. Brian K. Shoichet, David A. Case, and Robert C.Rizzo are co-developers of the DOCK program.
  6. Dock: The point where the tail connects to the horse's body.

Phrases with Dock

  1. to dock
  2. dry dock
  3. dry-dock
  4. Red Dock
  5. wet dock
  6. Lava Dock
  7. Oahu Dock
  8. Pale Dock
  9. sour dock
  10. Acute Dock
  11. Curly Dock
  12. Early Dock
  13. Field Dock
  14. Greek Dock
  15. Marsh Dock
  16. Scene-Dock
  17. sharp dock
  18. swamp dock
  19. Veiny Dock
  20. White Dock

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Dock

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Google previewThe Book of Commerce by Sea and Land (1845)

Exhibiting Its Connection with Agriculture, the Arts, and Manufactures. To which are Added a History of Commerce, and a Chronological Table

A dock is an artificial basin, by the side of a harbor, made convenient either for the building or repairing of vessels In America the spaces between the wharves are called docks. 2. A dry dock is a place where the water is kept out by great ...

Google previewDetroit, Customs Service Cargo Inspection Facility (1979)

Environmental Impact Statement

The terminal dock is a truck height enclosed facility of 14,100 square feet. The dock is concrete and the super structure is steel framed and metal skinned. The roof is flat with tar and gravel over a metal deck. The clear height within the teminal ...

Google previewDictionaire Oeconomique, Or, The Family Dictionary (1725)

Containing the Most Experienced Methods of Improving Estates and of Preserving Health ... the Most Advantageous Ways of Breeding, Feeding, and Ordering All Sorts of Domestick Animals ... the Different Kinds of Nets, Snares, and Engines for Taking All Sorts of Fish, Birds, and Other Game, Great Variety of Rules, Directions, and New Discoveries Relating to Gardening ... the Best and Cheapest Ways of Providing and Improving All Manner of Meats and Drinks ... Means of Making the Most Advantage of the Manufactures of Soap, Starch, Spinning, Cotton, Thread, &c., the Methods to Take Or Destroy Vermin and Other Animals Injurious to Gardening ... an Account of the Several Weights, Measures, &c. of Metals and Minerals ... All Sorts of Rural Sports and Exercises ... : the Whole Illustrated Throughout with Very Great Variety of Figures ... : in Two Volumes ... by Noel Chomel

The Dock is the Place where the Saddle is set. 3. The Navel-Galland the Reins, being all the middle of the Back from S Mane to Tail, the Ridge of the Back. 5. The Dock, is the Stump of the Horse's Tail. 6. The Fundament or Tuel, the Arse-Hole.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis (1825)

by John Wilkes

_ The double dock is the first of three, very near each other, for line-of-battle ships , and so denominated from itsecapability of containing two ships at the same time . The dock-gatesby which the water is kept out of the docks, form, when closed, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Londinensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature (1825)

The double dock is the first of three, very near each other, for line-of-battle ships, and so denominated from its capability of containing two ships at the same time. The dock-gates by which the water is kept out of the docks, form, when closed, ...

Google previewA New and Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1830)

Being, a Copious Explanation of the Technical Terms and Phrases Usually Employed in the Construction, Equipment, Machinery, Movements, and Military, as Well as Naval Operations of Ships: with Such Parts of Astronomy, and Navigation, as Will be Found Useful to Practical Navigators by William Falconer

The double dock is the first of three, very near each other, for line of battle ships, and so denominated from its capability of containing two ships at the same time. - The sccond dock, called the Union, or North Dock, is 239 feet 4 inches long, ...

Google previewDrug Addiction & Its Cure (1998)

by N.N. Saha

Kidderpore dock is the key point for Calcutta's drug operations. It has been found on investigation that 60% of all boys and girls have experimented with one drug or another. The Engineering Colleges at Jadavpur and Sibpur are worst affected ...

Google previewCRC World Dictionary of Plant Names (1999)

Common Names, Scientific Names, Eponyms. Synonyms, and Etymology by Umberto Quattrocchi

English: great water dock R. hymenosepalus Torrey English: tanner's dock, wild rhubarb, canaigre R. lanceolatus Thunb. (Rumex ecklonianus Meisn.; Rumex ecklonii Meisn.; Rumex linearis Campd.; Rumex meyeri Meisn.; Rumex meyerianus ...

Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis].

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Few maritime towns possess accommodations for ships at all comparable to Liverpool ; for it lias now six docks, viz. the Dry dock, the Salt- Wainscot logs 1 1 Deck planks, pieces Staves pipe, M Lathwood, fathom Cedar Havannah logs Pencil ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Metropolitana, Or, Universal Dictionary of Knowledge (1845)

Comprising the Twofold Advantage of a Philosophical and an Alphabetical Arrangement, with Appropriate Engravings by Edward Smedley, Hugh James Rose, Henry John Rose

DOCK, slipj leading to a basin on a lower level, also cut in the rock, whence it is transferred to the entrance basin by a windmill. For many years the Swedish Government appropriated ,£25,000. annually for these Docks ; but the work has been ...

Google previewRodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs (1998)

by Claire Kowalchik, William H. Hylton

DOCK. GROWING CONDITIONS • Soil pH: acid. • Any soil. . Full sun. Rumex spp. Polygonaceae The Rumex genus is a divided family. The sorrels are the cultivated members; the docks are the wild. The sorrels are used primarily in cooking, ...

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

TUBULAR FLOATING-DOCK. 2648 TUBULAR RAIL. or iron caissons. See also Floating-dock. Clark and Standfleld's tubular dock (Fig. 6763) iB composed of a number of circular wrought-iron tubes with hemispherical air-tiffht chambers or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Architectural and Engineering Feats (2001)

by Donald Langmead, Christine Garnaut

Katharine Dock extension was built in 1954, followed by a larger one in 1961. Although Labrouste's library did not sit well with other buildings on the site, its planning made it possible to add urgently needed public spaces, offices, and ...

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Dock,dok,n. atroublesome weed with largeleavesanda long root.—n.Dock ′cress, thenipplewort.

Google previewA Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation (1854)

by John Ramsay McCulloch

The western dock covers a space of ...

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Hickory Dickory Dock - British Sign Language

"Hickory Dickory Dock, the mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, the mouse ran down, Hickory Dickory Dock." This repetitive rhyme is perfect for ...

Quotes about Dock

If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. (Arthur Goldberg)
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Scrabble value of D2O1C3K5

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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