- a landing pier.
- the space or waterway between two piers or wharves, as for receiving a ship while in port.
- such a waterway, enclosed or open, together with the surrounding piers, wharves, etc.
- dry dock.
- a platform for loading and unloading trucks, railway freight cars, etc.
- an airplane hangar or repair shed.
- Also called scene dock. a place in a theater near the stage or beneath the floor of the stage for the storage of scenery.
- to bring (a ship or boat) into a dock; lay up in a dock.
- to place in dry dock, as for repairs, cleaning, or painting.
- to join (a space vehicle) with another or with a space station in outer space.
- to come or go into a dock or dry dock.
- (of two space vehicles) to join together in outer space.
Origin of dock1
- the solid or fleshy part of an animal's tail, as distinguished from the hair.
- the part of a tail left after cutting or clipping.
- to cut off the end of; cut short: to dock a tail.
- to cut short the tail of: to dock a horse.
- to deduct from the wages of, usually as a punishment: The boss docked him a day's pay.
- to deduct from (wages): The boss docked his paycheck $20.
Origin of dock2
Examples from the Web for docked
Kobe got docked but his career was never going to be in jeopardy.Mark Cuban Warns That Basketball Players Could Get the Sterling Treatment Next
June 3, 2014
The designer's body was recovered near Pier 59 in Chelsea in the water alongside his docked yacht.Fashion Designer Michele Savoia Found Dead in Hudson River
February 17, 2014
As a result, The Coast Guard is restricting boat travel around 15 bridges and announced potential searches of docked vessels.Anti-RNC Leaders: The Protests Must Go On
August 26, 2012
They still have the yacht, but the crew has been let go and it has been docked in Miami.The House that Forbes Built
January 10, 2012
Flotilla organizers say someone sabotaged two of their ships currently docked in Greece.The Gaza Flotilla PR Battle
June 29, 2011
We had docked her twice in London, and it had done her good.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
She was a slim girl, with a lot of auburn hair which was docked.The Paliser case
And not a man or a woman was docked or dropped from the payroll.
They expected to arrive to-morrow but caught the transport and docked yesterday.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
Unlike most of its brethren, it has but a short, hairy tail, looking as if it had been docked.The Western World
- a wharf or pier
- a space between two wharves or piers for the mooring of ships
- an area of water that can accommodate a ship and can be closed off to allow regulation of the water level
- short for dry dock
- short for scene dock
- mainly US and Canadian a platform from which lorries, goods trains, etc, are loaded and unloaded
- to moor (a vessel) at a dock or (of a vessel) to be moored at a dock
- to put (a vessel) into a dry dock for repairs or (of a vessel) to come into a dry dock
- (of two spacecraft) to link together in space or link together (two spacecraft) in space
- the bony part of the tail of an animal, esp a dog or sheep
- the part of an animal's tail left after the major part of it has been cut off
- to remove (the tail or part of the tail) of (an animal) by cutting through the boneto dock a tail; to dock a horse
- to deduct (an amount) from (a person's wages, pension, etc)they docked a third of his wages
- an enclosed space in a court of law where the accused sits or stands during his trial
- any of various temperate weedy plants of the polygonaceous genus Rumex, having greenish or reddish flowers and typically broad leaves
- any of several similar or related plants
Word Origin and History for docked
"ship's berth," late 15c., from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German docke, perhaps ultimately (via Late Latin *ductia "aqueduct") from Latin ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)); or possibly from a Scandinavian word for "low ground" (cf. Norwegian dokk "hollow, low ground"). Original sense perhaps "furrow a grounded vessel makes in a mud bank." As a verb from 1510s. Related: Docked; docking.
"where accused stands in court," 1580s, originally rogue's slang, from Flemish dok "pen or cage for animals," origin unknown.
"cut an animal's tail," late 14c., from dok (n.) "fleshy part of an animal's tail" (mid-14c.), related to Old English -docca "muscle," from Proto-Germanic *dokko "something round, bundle" (cf. Old Norse dokka "bundle, girl," Danish dukke "doll," German Docke "small column, bundle, doll, smart girl"). Meaning "to reduce (someone's) pay for some infraction" is first recorded 1822. Related: Docked; docking.
name for various tall, coarse weeds, Old English docce, from Proto-Germanic *dokkon (cf. Middle Dutch docke-, German Docken-, Old Danish dokka), akin to Middle High German tocke "bundle, tuft," and ultimately to the noun source of dock (v.).
Idioms and Phrases with docked
see in the dock.